Methods of Assessing the Reinforcing Properties of Abused Drugs

  • Michael A. Bozarth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Self-Administration Studies

  3. Conditioning Studies

  4. Drug Discrimination Studies

  5. Brain Stimulation Reward Studies

  6. Assessment in Humans

    1. H. de Wit, C. E. Johanson
      Pages 559-572
    2. Jack E. Henningfield, Rolley E. Johnson, Donald R. Jasinski
      Pages 573-590
  7. Other Considerations

    1. Norman M. White, Claude Messier, Geoffrey D. Carr
      Pages 591-617
    2. Michael A. Bozarth
      Pages 635-658

About this book


Methods of Assessing the Reinforcing Properties of Abused Drugs presents a synopsis of the preclinical procedures used to assess drug reinforcement. Researchers using one technique are provided with an overview of the other available methods, and clinicians who wish to evaluate drug abuse research reports can gain the necessary background from this volume. Although emphasis is placed on the methodological aspects of assessing drug reinforcement, some of the scientific conclusions derived from using these techniques are also presented. This edited collection offers a lasting framework for interpreting the results of current experimental findings.


Motivation alcoholism brain drug drug abuse marijuana neural mechanisms opioid research

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Bozarth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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