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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Kelly Lambert


Early Life Stress (ELS) is defined as stress experienced during the postnatal period of development in offspring, and can have negative neurobiological consequences throughout an individual's lifetime. Examples of Early Life Stressors include poverty and parental stress resulting from limited access to childcare resources. Previous research with rodent models of restricted resource environments during post weaning has utilized severely restricted resource environments such as habitats with no bedding for maternal nests. Here, a less-severe model of socioeconomic status (SES) for rodents was utilized to determine if negative effects would still be observed in the animals.