Psychonomic Science

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 11–12 | Cite as

Increased preference for ethanol in rats following alcohol deprivation

  • J. D. Sinclair
  • R. J. Senter
Animal Behavior Motivation

Abstract

Depriving rats of alcohol, following a prolonged period of access to the solution, produced a much higher alcohol preference than did continual access. This “alcohol deprivation effect” is seen as possibly demonstrating a “need” for alcohol.

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© Psychonomic Press 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Sinclair
    • 1
  • R. J. Senter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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