Behavioral reactions on the stress in rats with different social status
V. Pakholchenko, I. Tubaltceva, E. Tukalenko, M. Makarchuk
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
64, Volodymyrska St., Kyiv 01033, Ukraine
Individuals with different social status demonstrate divers behavioral and physiological profiles. Social stress in subordinates leads to decrease in the level of learning ability and increase in social anxiety. Influence of acute foot-shock stress didn’t change the behavior of dominant rats, but increase learning ability and decrease anxiety in subordinants.
Keywords: social stress, acute stress, behavior, learning, anxiety