Testosterone, early experience and behavioral arousal in a novel environment

Cummins R.A., Budtz-Olsen O.E., Walsh R.N. and Worsley A. (1974) Testosterone, early experience and behavioral arousal in a novel environment. Hormones and Behavior, 5 4: 283-288. doi:10.1016/0018-506X(74)90015-4


Author Cummins R.A.
Budtz-Olsen O.E.
Walsh R.N.
Worsley A.
Title Testosterone, early experience and behavioral arousal in a novel environment
Journal name Hormones and Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1095-6867
Publication date 1974-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0018-506X(74)90015-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 283
End page 288
Total pages 6
Subject 1310 Endocrinology
2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
2808 Neurology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Rhode Island Red chicks were hatched either in isolation or in pairs. On the second day after hatching they were injected with either 0, 0.5, 1.5, 4.5, or 13.5 mg of testosterone. Two days later their emotional response to a novel environment was determined by counting the cheeping rate. It was found that, while low doses of testosterone elevated cheeping, the highest doses caused a depression back to, or below, control levels. The rearing environment also had an effect in that the isolated chicks cheeped more than their social counterparts for every dose except the 0.5-mg dose. It was concluded that testosterone can influence behavioral arousal in chicks but that the effect is dependent upon both dose and previous environmental experience.
Q-Index Code C1
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