Behavior/Immune Relationships in Nonhuman Primates

  • Mark L. Laudenslager
  • Julie M. Worlein


Animal models are used in a wide variety of behavioral and biomedical research beacause they allow control of extraneous, confounding variables to a degree that is not possible with human subjects. The use of animal models also allows the researcher to perform experimental manipulations that, for ethical or practical reasons, are not practical in humans.


Nonhuman Primate Plasma Cortisol Rhesus Macaque Maternal Separation Pigtailed Macaque 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark L. Laudenslager
    • 1
  • Julie M. Worlein
    • 2
  1. 1.Behavioral Immunology Laboratory, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Regional Primate Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WashingtonUSA

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