Presenter Information

Zachary Yaple, University of Wyoming

Department

Dept. of Neuroscience

First Advisor

Dr. Gail Leedy

Description

Social stress has been shown to affect development of certain psychological disorders, especially depression. For the purpose of the etiology of depression, experimenters attempt to use non-human animals to encounter behavioral changes in open field cage experiments. Using this behavioral technique in female Sprague-Dawley rats, researchers are able to show behavioral alterations that support the idea that females experience chronic stress, via depression from social stress.

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Oral Presentation, Independent Study

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Social Stress in Female Sprague-Dawley Rats: Open Field

Social stress has been shown to affect development of certain psychological disorders, especially depression. For the purpose of the etiology of depression, experimenters attempt to use non-human animals to encounter behavioral changes in open field cage experiments. Using this behavioral technique in female Sprague-Dawley rats, researchers are able to show behavioral alterations that support the idea that females experience chronic stress, via depression from social stress.