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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb


This book contains a wide range of information of huge complexity on rat behavior. The book has three objectives. The first objective is to present an introduction of rat behavior. In choosing the rat as the subject species, the book has made the assumption that this species will remain, as it has in the past, the primary subject used the laboratory investigations of behavior. The second objective is to describe the organization and complexity of rat behavior. The major theme emerging from many lines of research on rat behavior is that understanding the rules of behavioral organization will be ... More

Keywords: rats, behavior, laboratory methods, parental behavior, social behavior, cognitive functions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Q. Whishaw, editor
University of Lethbridge

Bryan Kolb, editor
University of Lethbridge