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The Resident-intruder Paradigm

The Resident-intruder Paradigm: A Standardized Test for Aggression, Violence and Social Stress

Article DOI: 10.3791/4367
July 4th, 2013


Summary July 4th, 2013

This video shows the resident-intruder paradigm in rats. This test is a standardized method to measure offensive aggression, defensive behavior and violence in a semi-natural setting. The use of the paradigm for social stress experiments is explained as well.

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