Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology

Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology

First published on September 28, 1979

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  • Editors: Travis Thompson, Peter B. Dews
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214900

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Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology, Volume 2 covers papers on the evidence of the broadening scope and the practical implications of behavioral pharmacology. The book presents papers about some quantitative behavioral pharmacology in the mouse; about interrelations among prior experience; and current conditions in the determination of behavior and the effects of drugs. The text also describes the effects of drugs on male sexual function; agonistic behavior and repeated acquisition; as well as the procedures and results of drug self-administration research in laboratory animals that provide information about the abuse liability of drugs in man. Procedures for reducing drug intake in nonhumans are also considered. Behavioral pharmacologists, pharmacologists, and students taking behavioral pharmacology will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Some Quantitative Behavioral Pharmacology in the Mouse

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Drugs on SMA

    III. Strain Differences in the Effects of Drugs on SMA

    IV. Schedule-Controlled Behavior in the Mouse

    V. Drug Effects on Schedule-Controlled Behavior in the Mouse

    VI. Summary


    Interrelations among Prior Experience and Current Conditions in the Determination of Behavior and the Effects of Drugs

    I. Introduction

    II. Multiple Determinants of Behavior

    III. Behavioral Effects of Drugs

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    Effects of Drugs on Male Sexual Function

    I. Introduction

    II. Assessment of Male Sexual Responses

    III. Critical Analysis of Objective Drug-Sex Research

    IV. Conclusions


    Drug Effects on Agonistic Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. What is Agonistic Behavior?

    III. Situations in which Agonistic Behavior Occurs

    IV. Behavioral Topography of Agonistic Behavior

    V. Recording and Measurement of Agonistic Behavior

    VI. Principles for Pharmacological Studies of Agonistic Behavior

    VII. Summary of the Effects of Some Prototype Drugs on Agonistic Behavior


    Predicting the Abuse Liability of Drugs with Animal Drug Self-Administration Procedures: Psychomotor Stimulants and Hallucinogens

    I. Introduction

    II. Procedures for Determining whether Drugs Maintain Self-Administration Behavior

    III. Procedures for Measuring the Relative Reinforcing Efficacy of Drugs

    IV. Assessment of the Relationship between Reinforcing Effects and Therapeutic Effects of Drugs: Implications for Abuse Liability

    V. Summary


    Procedures for Reducing Drug Intake: Nonhuman Studies

    I. Introduction

    II. Punishment of Drug-Reinforced Responding

    III. Reduction of Intake of Self-Administered Compounds by Procedures Not Involving Punishment

    IV. Effects of Reinforcement Schedule on Drug Intake

    V. Discriminative Stimuli and Drug Intake

    VI. Nonhuman Studies and Human Drug Abuse


    Drug Effects on Repeated Acquisition

    I. Introduction

    II. Drug Effects on Repeated Acquisition of Response Sequences

    III. Modulation of Drug Effects by Behavioral Variables

    IV. Concluding Comments


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: September 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214900

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Travis Thompson

Peter B. Dews

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