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).
- maternal behavior & infant abuse, Japanese macaque mother born & reared in wild & living in stable social group
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology