Take a rodent or a primate that has been housed alone and put it into a social group. The typical result is a massive stress-response. In the case of monkeys, this can go on for weeks or months while they tensely go about figuring out who dominates whom in the group’s social hierarchy.
- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (book), by Gabor Maté. Amazon.com ❐
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (book), by Robert M Sapolsky.
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