Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

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Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

Postby EmmaLove » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:04 pm

I personally don't believe in the whole dominance or alpha thing, but I'm curious if anyone knows if there is any actual scientific research or backing of it? Do any scientists or certified behaviorists back this stuff?

I had a 'discussion' with someone about this recently (we disagree on the subject) and he claims he's done lots of his own research and it is a valid theory supported by scientists. I find that very hard to believe, and am only able to find scientific backing of operant conditioning. So I'd love to see whatever this valid research is that so many believers claim supports the dominance theory.

If anyone can provide actual research and/or legitimate behavior professionals who support the theory, please share here!

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:36 pm

Whenever someone tells me that there is science behind the alpha nonsense, I direct them to this video:

http://youtu.be/tNtFgdwTsbU

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Re: Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:04 pm

If I recall correctly, Stanley Coren PhD supported it for awhile but his opinions have changed recently.

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Re: Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

Postby UnconventionalLove » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:29 pm

No. Lots of science for the contrary though. I have plenty of those links if you like.

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Re: Any Science/Legit Studies that back up Dominance Theory?

Postby EmmaLove » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:31 pm

Yep, I have lots of info and links to the contrary as well. Just no scientific info to support this stuff... no surprise!


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