Effects of Surrogate-Rearing on the Infant Squirrel Monkey

  • Michael B. Hennessy


At the time of this book’s preceding companion volume, there were no pubished accounts of surrogate-rearing in the squirrel monkey. However, in the intervening years, this situation has changed dramatically. Young Saimiri have been raised on maternal surrogates in a number of laboratories, and more is now known about the effects of surrogate-rearing in this primate species than in any other, with the exception of the rhesus macaque. Most of the work with surrogate-reared Saimiri has focused on the infant’s responsiveness and emotional attachment to its rearing figure. In addition, a substantial amount of effort has been directed at understanding the general behavior development of these animals.


Plasma Cortisol Level Atypical Behavior Infant Monkey Filial Attachment Attachment Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael B. Hennessy
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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