Child abuse: evidence from nonhuman primates.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Nadler, R D
Year of Publication: 1980
Journal: Dev Psychobiol
Volume: 13
Issue: 5
Pagination: 507-12
Date Published: 09/1980
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0012-1630
Keywords: Animals, Child, Child abuse, Female, Gorilla gorilla, Haplorhini, Humans, Maternal deprivation, Social Environment

Horenstein (1977) recently examined laboratory research on infant abuse among rhesus monkeys for implications regarding the related problem in our own species. His analysis supported a psychiatric interpretation of human child abuse, for which specific measures at rehabilitation of both the parent and the child were proposed. In this paper, additional evidence regarding infant abuse in nonhuman primates is presented and implications of a social-psychological interpretation of the problem are discussed.

DOI: 10.1002/dev.420130509
Alternate Journal: Dev Psychobiol
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