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Risk Factors for Infant Abuse and Neglect in Group-Living Rhesus Monkeys

Dario Maestripieri and Kelly A. Carroll
Psychological Science
Vol. 9, No. 2 (Mar., 1998), pp. 143-145
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40063266
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Risk Factors for Infant Abuse and Neglect in Group-Living Rhesus Monkeys
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Abstract

This study investigated maternal abuse and neglect of off-spring in a large population of rhesus monkeys over a period of 29 years. Abuse and neglect did not occur together and were associated with different risk factors. Infant abuse was concentrated in 8 of 57 families and among closely related females. Abuse was also repeated with successive offspring. In contrast, infant neglect was not affected by genealogical factors, was not repeated with successive offspring, and was displayed mostly by primiparous mothers. These results suggest that abuse and neglect may be different phenomena and that infant abuse in group-living monkeys could represent a good animal model for investigating the mechanisms underlying the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment.

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