Measurement of Complacency in Blackbirds
MetadataShow full item record
Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v69 n2 (March, 1969), 109-114
he complacencyagitation continuum in Blackbirds was studied by recording their behavior in an observation cage. A scoring pattern with a reliability of 0.91 was developed. Cowbirds are the most complacent species and Starlings the most agitated. Grackles and Red-wings are intermediate. Individual differences within each species are demonstrated. It is probable that the trait under investigation is composed of a number of factors and that a factor analysis of several tests like the present one will throw light on avian personality structure
Author Institution: Department of Psychology and Department of Zoology, Ohio State University
Rights:Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.