Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology

Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology

First published on October 26, 1984

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  • Editors: Travis Thompson, Peter B. Dews, James E. Barrett
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214924

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Advances in Behavioral Pharmacology, Volume 4 covers papers about the advances in behavioral pharmacology. The book presents papers on the behavioral mechanisms of drug dependence; the effects of food deprivation on drug-reinforced behavior across most types of drugs abused by humans, routes of self-administration and species; and a biobehavioral approach to treatment of amphetamine addiction. The text also describes the behavioral effects of nicotine in human and infrahuman studies; the behavioral pharmacology of cigarette smoking; the problems and perspectives in the behavioral toxicity of lead; and the use of discriminative behavior as an index of toxicity. Behavioral pharmacologists, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, physicians, and students taking these courses will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Behavioral Mechanisms of Drug Dependence

    I. Introduction

    II. Drugs May Alter the Way Antecedent Factors Modulate Current Behavior

    III. Drugs May Be Involved in Processes of Stimulus Control

    IV. Behavioral Locus of Drug Action

    V. Drugs May Be Involved in Processes by Which Consequences Regulate Behavior

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Increased Drug-Reinforced Behavior due to Food Deprivation

    I. Introduction

    II. History and Generality of the Food Deprivation Effect

    III. Characteristics of the Food Deprivation Effect

    IV. Exploring Mechanisms of the Food Deprivation Effect

    V. Limitations of the Food Deprivation Effect

    VI. Variables That Modify the Food Deprivation Effect

    VII. Indirect Effects of Food Deprivation on Drug-Seeking Behavior

    VIII. Summary and Conclusions


    A Biobehavioral Approach to Treatment of Amphetamine Addiction: A Four-Way Integration

    I. Introduction

    II. Amphetamine and the Behavioral Drug Actions Continuum

    III. Amphetamine and the Rate Dependency Hypothesis

    IV. Stimulus Properties of Drugs

    V. Prior History

    VI. Three Theories and a Problem

    VII. Toxicity, Tolerance, and Overdose

    VIII. Toxicity and Patterns of Self-Administration

    IX. Amphetamine "Abuse" and Demographic Factors

    X. Treatment Problems versus Research Problems

    XI. A Multifaceted Treatment Strategy

    XII. A Multifaceted Treatment Program

    XIII. The Problem Called "Generalizability"


    XV. Implications for the Future of Drug Dependence Treatment


    Behavioral Effects of Nicotine

    I. Introduction

    II. Human Studies

    III. Infrahuman Studies

    IV. Conclusions


    Behavioral Pharmacology of Cigarette Smoking

    I. Introduction

    II. Tobacco Smoke

    III. Physiologic Variables

    IV. Animal Behavioral Pharmacology

    V. Human Behavioral Pharmacology

    VI. A Hypothesis of Cigarette Smoking


    The Behavioral Toxicity of Lead: Problems and Perspectives

    I. Introduction

    II. Problems

    III. Perspectives


    Discriminative Behavior as an Index of Toxicity

    I. How Does Behavior Differ from Other Indicators of Toxicity?

    II. Different Goals in Screening Than in Basic Research

    III. Specific Sensory Functions

    IV. Complex Discriminative Functions

    V. Summary



Product details

  • No. of pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: October 26, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214924

About the Editors

Travis Thompson

Peter B. Dews

James E. Barrett

Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA

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