MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Karen L. Bales PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Titi monkeys are a socially monogamous species in which adults form pair bonds. In my laboratory we are studying the neurobiology of pair bonding, and understanding jealousy is important because it’s one mechanism by which the pair bond is maintained. In this study, male titi monkeys viewed their pair mate next to a stranger male, and we examined the neural, behavioral, and hormonal consequences. Continue reading