Psychonomic Science

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 13–14 | Cite as

Effects of drinkometer current and of foot shock on psychogenic polydipsia

  • Evalyn F. Segal
  • David L. Oden
Animal Behavior Avoidance and Punishment


The development of schedule-induced polydipsia in rats run on a free dry-food schedule was not affected by whether or not the drinkometer was operating. Other rats showed an increase in polydipsia when given occasional mild foot shocks, suggesting that polydipsia is enhanced by a nonspecific emotion-arousing procedure.


Water Bottle Baseline Session Drinking Tube Lick Rate Shock Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evalyn F. Segal
    • 1
  • David L. Oden
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Chicago CircleChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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