M B Hennessy

Summary

Affiliation: Wright State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Further characterization of the behavioral effects of peripherally administered corticotropin-releasing factor in guinea pigs
    L A Becker
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 44:925-30. 1993
  2. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term consequences of corticotropin-releasing factor in early development
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 897:76-91. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone reduces putative stress-induced sickness behaviors in isolated guinea pig pups
    Patricia A Schiml-Webb
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Behav Brain Res 168:326-30. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring human interaction and diet effects on the behavior of dogs in a public animal shelter
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Appl Anim Welf Sci 5:253-73. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Cortisol responses and social buffering: a study throughout the life span
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45431, USA
    Horm Behav 49:383-90. 2006
  6. pmc Sociality and sickness: have cytokines evolved to serve social functions beyond times of pathogen exposure?
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA Electronic address
    Brain Behav Immun 37:15-20. 2014
  7. pmc Maternal inhibition of infant behavioral response following isolation in novel surroundings and inflammatory challenge
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 55:395-403. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Social buffering of the stress response: diversity, mechanisms, and functions
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:470-82. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Enduring maternal influences in a precocial rodent
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 42:225-36. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Social preferences of developing guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) from the preweaning to the periadolescent periods
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Comp Psychol 117:406-13. 2003

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Further characterization of the behavioral effects of peripherally administered corticotropin-releasing factor in guinea pigs
    L A Becker
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 44:925-30. 1993
    ..Of central interest here, the results indicate that the suppression of vocalizing and locomotion during isolation is not due to an increase in competing stress-related behavior or to diminished motor capacity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term consequences of corticotropin-releasing factor in early development
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 897:76-91. 1999
    ..Effects of gestational stress can be mimicked by injecting pregnant females with CRF during the last trimester. CRF appears to mediate both short- and long-term responses to stressors during developmental in rodents...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone reduces putative stress-induced sickness behaviors in isolated guinea pig pups
    Patricia A Schiml-Webb
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Behav Brain Res 168:326-30. 2006
    ..These findings support our hypothesis and are as would be expected if pro-inflammatory processes act centrally to promote the passive behaviors of separated guinea pig pups...
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring human interaction and diet effects on the behavior of dogs in a public animal shelter
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Appl Anim Welf Sci 5:253-73. 2002
    ..The results indicate that a combination of human interaction and high quality diet may positively affect the behavior of dogs in animal shelters...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cortisol responses and social buffering: a study throughout the life span
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45431, USA
    Horm Behav 49:383-90. 2006
    ..The changing pattern of social buffering during the life span described here for the guinea pig might represent a more general pattern for males of other group-living mammals...
  6. pmc Sociality and sickness: have cytokines evolved to serve social functions beyond times of pathogen exposure?
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA Electronic address
    Brain Behav Immun 37:15-20. 2014
    ..The nature, context, and timing of these effects together suggest that cytokine-induced behavior may play a role in mediating social interactions in various non-pathological conditions. ..
  7. pmc Maternal inhibition of infant behavioral response following isolation in novel surroundings and inflammatory challenge
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 55:395-403. 2013
    ..Further, the results suggest that for physically ill animals of social species, the adaptive advantage that accrues from maintaining normal social interactions may sometimes outweigh the advantage gained by engaging in sickness behavior...
  8. doi request reprint Social buffering of the stress response: diversity, mechanisms, and functions
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:470-82. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Enduring maternal influences in a precocial rodent
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 42:225-36. 2003
    ..Here, responses of guinea pigs and nonhuman primates to maternal and other social separation procedures are compared, and influences of social partners on endocrine responses and behavior in periadolescent guinea pigs are described...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social preferences of developing guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) from the preweaning to the periadolescent periods
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Comp Psychol 117:406-13. 2003
    ..Choices were largely predictable from earlier findings of the ability of various classes of conspecifics to reduce hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity of the young...
  11. ncbi request reprint Responses of guinea pig pups during isolation in a novel environment may represent stress-induced sickness behaviors
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 81:5-13. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Increases in the circulating testosterone of maturing male guinea pigs appear neither necessary nor sufficient for heightened maternally directed sexual and social/courtship behavior
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Horm Behav 47:319-25. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Passive responses of young guinea pigs during exposure to a novel environment: influences of social partners and age
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 46:86-96. 2005
    ..Further, the results are consistent with the hypothesis that responses during the second stage constitute "stress-induced sickness behaviors."..
  14. doi request reprint Social buffering of the cortisol response of adult female guinea pigs
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435 United States
    Physiol Behav 93:883-8. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Social organization predicts nature of infant-adult interactions in two species of wild guinea pigs (Cavia aperea and Galea monasteriensis)
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Comp Psychol 120:12-8. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Brief exposure to the biological mother "potentiates" the isolation behavior of precocial Guinea pig pups
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 48:653-9. 2006
    ..e., its magnitude, the specific behaviors affected, and the selectivity of the response to particular social partners) varies with the abilities and requirements of the young, as well as the behavioral ecology of the species in question...
  17. pmc Maternal separation produces, and a second separation enhances, core temperature and passive behavioral responses in guinea pig pups
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 100:305-10. 2010
    ..The potential role of proinflammatory activity in promoting change across days in temperature and behavior is discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Presence of mother and unfamiliar female alters levels of testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, adrenocorticotropin, and behavior in maturing Guinea pigs
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Horm Behav 42:42-52. 2002
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  19. pmc Proinflammatory activity and the sensitization of depressive-like behavior during maternal separation
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Behav Neurosci 125:426-33. 2011
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  20. pmc Behavioral effects of peripheral corticotropin-releasing factor during maternal separation may be mediated by proinflammatory activity
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:996-1004. 2011
    ..The possible role of endogenous peripheral CRF in the behavioral response of untreated pups during maternal separation is considered...
  21. ncbi request reprint Consequences of the presence of the mother or unfamiliar adult female on cortisol, ACTH, testosterone and behavioral responses of periadolescent guinea pigs during exposure to novelty
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 25:619-32. 2000
    ..Further, mothers appear to inhibit maternally directed sexual behavior and plasma testosterone elevations in their periadolescent sons, effects which likely serve to inhibit inbreeding...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of a novel potential antidepressant on the behavior and cortisol levels of isolated guinea pig pups
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 69:527-33. 2001
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  23. pmc Early attachment-figure separation and increased risk for later depression: potential mediation by proinflammatory processes
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:782-90. 2010
    ..The possible interaction of proinflammatory processes and corticotropin-releasing factor in the sensitization process is discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Social influences on cortisol and behavioral responses of preweaning, periadolescent, and adult guinea pigs
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 76:305-14. 2002
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  25. pmc Anti-inflammatory agents attenuate the passive responses of guinea pig pups: evidence for stress-induced sickness behavior during maternal separation
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:508-15. 2007
    ..Together these results provide further support for the hypothesis that the passive behaviors exhibited during prolonged isolation are "stress-induced sickness behaviors" mediated by proinflammatory factors...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stress during pregnancy alters the offspring hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, and testicular response to isolation on the day of weaning
    M T Williams
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 21:653-9. 1999
    ..These data have implications for behavioral differences observed in gestationally stressed animals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stress during pregnancy alters rat offspring morphology and ultrasonic vocalizations
    M T Williams
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 63:337-43. 1998
    ..Together, the studies strongly suggest a role for corticotropin-releasing factor and/or other hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system in mediating some of the effects of gestational stress...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of peripherally administered corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and a CRF antagonist: does peripheral CRE activity mediate behavior of guinea pig pups during isolation?
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
    Behav Neurosci 109:1137-45. 1995
    ..The behavioral effects appeared to be CRF-receptor-mediated events and were not secondary to hypotension. These results support the hypothesis that during prolonged isolation, high or sustained peripheral CRF activity modulates behavior...
  29. ncbi request reprint Changes in the hormonal concentrations of pregnant rats and their fetuses following multiple exposures to a stressor during the third trimester
    M T Williams
    Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 21:403-14. 1999
    ..The reduced levels of testicular CRF suggest that CRF may be involved in the altered pattern of sexual differentiation of males stressed during gestation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Plasma cortisol levels of dogs at a county animal shelter
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 62:485-90. 1997
    ..Possible implications for the welfare of confined dogs, and for the development of behavior problems in dogs obtained from shelters, are discussed...
  31. pmc Anti-inflammatory influences on behavioral, but not cortisol, responses during maternal separation
    Allison M Perkeybile
    Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1101-8. 2009
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  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of a program of human interaction and alterations in diet composition on activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in dogs housed in a public animal shelter
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 221:65-71. 2002
    ..To determine whether a program of human interaction or alterations in diet composition would alter activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in dogs housed in an animal shelter...
  33. doi request reprint Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone attenuates behavioral effects of corticotropin-releasing factor in isolated guinea pig pups
    Patricia A Schiml-Webb
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, 335 Fawcett Hall, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 51:399-407. 2009
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  34. doi request reprint Development of selective social buffering of the plasma cortisol response in laboratory-reared male guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus)
    Deborah S Maken
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Behav Neurosci 123:347-55. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate a very selective social buffering effect on the plasma cortisol response in a nonmonogamous species. This effect emerges well after sexual maturity and can be observed under standard laboratory housing...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific effects of corticosterone on hippocampally mediated learning in young rats
    Dragana Ivkovich Claflin
    Department of Psychology 335 Fawcett, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Physiol Behav 85:159-66. 2005
    ..Moreover, the findings suggest that glucocorticoids administered after the SHRP may produce subtle effects on learning performance akin to those that have been reported in children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Social influences on endocrine activity in guinea pigs, with comparisons to findings in nonhuman primates
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:687-98. 1999
    ..It is argued that the guinea pig is well suited for the study of socioendocrine effects throughout the life span, and can provide a valuable complement to nonhuman primate research in this area...
  37. ncbi request reprint Stress-induced sickness behaviors: an alternative hypothesis for responses during maternal separation
    M B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 39:76-83. 2001
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  38. ncbi request reprint Sexual interactions of maturing male guinea pigs with their mothers, sisters, and unfamiliar adult females in the home cage
    Michael B Hennessy
    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 42:91-6. 2003
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  39. ncbi request reprint Female influences on pair formation, reproduction and male stress responses in a monogamous cavy (Galea monasteriensis)
    Oliver Adrian
    Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Munster, Germany
    Horm Behav 53:403-12. 2008
    ..Together, these results provide evidence for a substantial female influence on pair bond formation and maintenance in G. monasteriensis and further support for the existence of social and sexual monogamy in this species...
  40. ncbi request reprint Social housing conditions around puberty determine later changes in plasma cortisol levels and behavior
    Sylvia Kaiser
    Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Muenster, Badestrasse 9, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Physiol Behav 90:405-11. 2007
    ..Further, these findings are consistent with the notion that changes in HPA activity contribute to social behavior development beyond the time of sexual maturity...

Research Grants1

  1. STRESS-INDUCED SICKNESS SOCIAL SEPARATION: DEPRESSION
    Michael Hennessy; Fiscal Year: 2006
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