Infant abuse by a wild-born group-living Japanese macaque mother

Alfonso Troisi, Francesca R. D'Amato, Roberto Fuccillo, Stefano Scucchi

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Reports on a nonexperimentally induced case of infant abuse by a 6-yr-old Japanese macaque mother. The mother was born and reared in the wild and was living in a stable social group at the time of delivery--unlike the conditions in most previous reports. There were unusual findings from the quantitative study of the maternal behavior outside of the abuse (e.g., the mother-infant pair did not show a consistent decrease in the amount of contact from week to week). (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1982


  • maternal behavior & infant abuse, Japanese macaque mother born & reared in wild & living in stable social group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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