Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Social Inequalities in Health in Nonhuman Primates

The Biology of the Gradient

Editors: Shively, Carol A., Wilson, Mark E. (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes the deleterious effects of social stress, which increases morbidity and mortality from all of the illnesses that most commonly plague humans
  • Focuses on nonhuman primate models, providing easy translation to human health concerns
  • Focuses on social inequalities in health in a species other than our own, emphasizing the biology of social class common to all, not just some races, ethnicities, or levels of education
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This book provides a comprehensive look at nonhuman primate social inequalities as models for health differences associated with socioeconomic status in humans. The benefit of the socially-housed monkey model is that it provides the complexity of hierarchical structure and rank affiliation, i.e. both negative and positive aspects of social status. At the same time, nonhuman primates are more amenable to controlled experiments and more invasive studies that can be used in human beings to examine the effects of low status on brain development, neuroendocrine function, immunity, and eating behavior. Because all of these biological and behavioral substrates form the underpinnings of human illness, and are likely shared among primates, the nonhuman primate model can significantly advance our understanding of the best interventions in humans.

About the authors

Carol Shively, Ph.D. Professor Pathology Wake Forest School of Medicine cshively@wakehealth.edu (336) 716-1524 Mark Wilson PhD, Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Emory University mwils02@emory.edu

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Relevance of Nonhuman Primate Translational Research to Understanding Social Inequalities in Health in Human Beings

    Pages 1-8

    Jovanovic, Tanja

  • An Introduction to the Female Macaque Model of Social Subordination Stress

    Pages 9-24

    Wilson, Mark E

  • Effects of Social Subordination on Macaque Neurobehavioral Outcomes: Focus on Neurodevelopment

    Pages 25-47

    Godfrey, Jodi R. (et al.)

  • The Effects of Social Experience on the Stress System and Immune Function in Nonhuman Primates

    Pages 49-77

    Kohn, Jordan (et al.)

  • The Influence of Social Environment on Morbidity, Mortality, and Reproductive Success in Free-Ranging Cercopithecine Primates

    Pages 79-115

    Silverstein-Metzler, Marnie G.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Inequalities in Health in Nonhuman Primates
Book Subtitle
The Biology of the Gradient
Editors
  • Carol A. Shively
  • Mark E. Wilson
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30872-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30872-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30870-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80904-5
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 178
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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