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Methods in Behavioral Pharmacology

Methods in Behavioral Pharmacology is unique in offering a complete description and critical evaluation of most, if not all, methods available to study the effects of drugs on behavior. It stands apart in that it is not limited to the analysis of a particular class of pharmacological agents in a limited number of paradigms. Methods in Behavioral Pharmacology covers all paradigms without reference to specific pharmacological compounds.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the methodology used to study the behavioral effects of legal and illegal drugs. It also provides an in-depth presentation of dependent variables, their quantification and a critical evaluation of their advantages and disadvantages. An excellent work, contributed to by well-known experts in the different fields of behavioral pharmacology.

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Published: June 1993

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-81444-9

Contents

  • Only chapter headings are given in this listing - a full list of contents is available from the Publisher on request.

    Preface. List of Contributors. Chapter 1. The use of animal models in behavioral pharmacology (M.A. Ellenberger). 2. Psychotropic screening procedures (R.D. Porsolt, R.A. McArthur, A. Lenègre). 3. Classical conditioning (C.W. Schindler). 4. Schedule-controlled behavior: positive reinforcement (F. van Haaren). 5. Schedule-controlled behavior: negative reinforcement (S.I. Dworkin, R.C. Pitts, M. Galizio). 6. Drugs and stimulus control: generalization, discrimination and threshold procedures (M.J. Picker, S. Stevens Negus). 7. Complex and delayed discriminations: automated repeated measures techniques (M.J. Pontecorvo, D.B. Clissold). 8. Mazes: their use in delayed conditional discriminations and place discriminations (D.S. Olton, A.J. Markowska). 9. Drug discrimination (I.P. Stolerman). 10. State-dependent learning (A. Poling, J. Cross). 11. Drug self-administration (R.A. Meisch, G.A. Lemaire). 12. Schedule-induced drug self-administration (J.L. Falk). 13. Behavioral factors in drug tolerance (M.N. Branch). 14. Pavlovian drug conditioning (C.L. Cunningham). 15. Electrical brain stimulation reward: a model of drug reward and euphoria (M.J. Lewis). 16. Animal models of stress in pharmacology (W.P. Paré, G.B. Glavin). 17. Conflict behaviors as animal models for the study of anxiety (R.L. Commissaris). 18. Methods in the human behavioral pharmacology of drug abuse (S.T. Higgins, W.K. Bickel. J.R. Hughes). 19. Locomotor activity and exploration (A.E. Kelley). 20. Stereotyped behavior (B.A. Ellenbroek, A.R. Cools). 21. Methods in behavioral pharmacology: measurement of aggression (E.D. Kemble, D.C. Blanchard, R.J. Blanchard). 22. The behavioral pharmacology of ingestive behavior (N.E. Rowland). 23. The behavioral pharmacology of sleep (G. van Luijtelaar, A. Coenen). 24. Reproductive behavior in behavioral pharmacology (K. Larsson, S. Ahlenius). 25. Experimental design and data analysis in behavioral pharmacology (J. Krauth). Subject index.

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