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  サイトウ アツコ
  齋藤 慈子   教育学部 児童教育学科   講師
■ 標題
  Development of infant common marmosets' (Callithrix jacchus) preference for their parents over adults from another group
■ 概要
  Infant attachment to the mother has been examined in macaques, but it remains poorly understood in common marmosets. Here, we examined the abilities of 14 common marmoset infants to show preference for their parents over adults from another group at the ages of 4, 10, and 15 weeks. Each infant was exposed to its parent and an adult from another group in an I-shaped maze. Although 4-week-old infants did not show a significant difference between approach behaviors toward their parents and other adults, 10- and 15-week-old infants approached and stayed longer near their parents than adults from another group. These results suggest selective approach behavior develops in marmosets by the age of 10 weeks.
  Saito, A., Izumi, A., Nakamura, K.
  共著   Primates   52(1),pp.43-50   2011/01