Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120047031, 9781483214917

Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology, Volume 3

1st Edition

Editors: Travis Thompson Peter B. Dews William A. McKim
eBook ISBN: 9781483214917
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1981
Page Count: 234
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Preface to the Ottawa Conference on the Rate-Dependent Effects of Drugs Contents of Previous Volumes Rate-Dependence and the Effects of Benzodiazepines I. Introduction II. Effects of Benzodiazepines on Overall Rates of Responding Maintained by Different Schedules of Reinforcement III. Effects of Benzodiazepines on Local Response Rates on Fixed-Interval Schedules IV. Effects of Benzodiazepines on Punished Responding V. Conclusions References Rate-Dependence and the Effects of Phenothiazine Antipsychotics in Pigeons I. Introduction II. Effects of Phenothiazines on Multiple Fixed-Ratio, Fixed-Interval Performances III. Effects of Phenothiazines on Shock-Avoidance Responding IV. Effects of Phenothiazines on the Stimulus Control of Responding V. Conclusions References Rate-Convergent Effects of Drugs I. Introduction: Rate-Dependency II. Questions about Rate-Dependency III. Problem: The Definition of Drug Effect IV. Distributions of Rate-Dependency Slopes V. Convergence of Rates VI. Conclusions References Rate-Dependency: A Nonspecific Behavioral Effect of Drugs I. Introduction II. Rate-Dependent Effects of Extra Stimuli III. Rate-Dependent Effects of Drugs and Drug-State Change IV. Duration of Rate-Dependent Changes Produced by Drugs and Stimuli V. Effects of Varying the Intensity of ES and Dosage of Drug VI. Type of Behavior Affected by Drugs and ES VII. Conclusion References Quantitation in Behavioral Pharmacology I. Introduction II. Historical Considerations III. Mathematical Considerations IV. Alternative Considerations V. Conclusions References Rate-Dependency: Scope and Limitations in the Explanation and Analysis of the Behavioral Effects of Drugs I. Introduction II. Response Rate and Other Influences on the Behavioral Ef


Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology, Volume 3 covers papers dealing with various aspects of the ways in which drug effects are related to and perhaps modified by the rate of responding. The book discusses the behavioral actions of benzodiazepines and considers the extent to which these actions are consistent with the proposition that these effects are partially or entirely determined by control rates of responding. The text then describes rate-dependence and the effects of phenothiazine antipsychotics in pigeons; the rate-convergent effects of drugs; and the rate-dependent effects of extra stimuli, of drugs, and drug-state change. Historical, mathematical and alternative considerations in quantitation in behavioral pharmacology, as well as the history and status of rate-dependency investigations are also considered.
The book then tackles the scope and limitations in the explanation and analysis of the behavioral effects of drugs; drug effects on behaviors maintained by different events; and the importance of identifying which of these factors contributes to the behavior studied in any given experiment. Pharmacologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and students taking these disciplines will find the book useful.


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Travis Thompson Editor

Peter B. Dews Editor

William A. McKim Editor