Ethopharmacology of Agonistic Behaviour in Animals and Humans

  • B. Olivier
  • J. Mos
  • P. F. Brain

Part of the Topics in the Neurosciences book series (TNSC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Experimental Models of Social and Aggressive Behaviour

    1. Robert Dantzer
      Pages 1-13
    2. Barry D. Berger, Richard Schuster
      Pages 14-32
    3. M. R. Kruk, A. M. Van der Poel, J. H. C. M. Lammers, Th. Hagg, A. M. D. M. De Hey, S. Oostwegel
      Pages 33-45
  3. Flight, Defence and Adaptive Strategies

    1. A. Keith Dixon, Hans-Peter Kaesermann
      Pages 46-79
  4. Ethopharmacological Studies of Aggression in Mice

  5. Ethopharmacological Studies of Aggression in Rats

    1. Jaak Panksepp, Larry Normansell, James F. Cox, Loring J. Crepeau, David S. Sacks
      Pages 132-144
    2. Robert J. Blanchard, D. Caroline Blanchard
      Pages 145-161
    3. Berend Olivier, Jan Mos, Jan van der Heyden, Jacques Schipper, Martin Tulp, Bas Berkelmans et al.
      Pages 162-186
    4. Jan Mos, Berend Olivier
      Pages 187-206
  6. Ethopharmacological Studies of Aggression and Dominance in Monkeys

    1. Michael T. McGuire, Michael J. Raleigh
      Pages 207-222
    2. James T. Winslow, Joseph F. DeBold, Klaus A. Miczek
      Pages 223-244
  7. Psychopharamacological Studies of Human Aggression

    1. Don R. Cherek, Joel L. Steinberg
      Pages 245-256
    2. Michael H. Sheard
      Pages 257-266
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


. Aggression research is in a rapid state of development. The accelerating knowledge of neurotransmitter systems in the brain, their behavioural functions and the development of drugs which may specifically affect systems related to attack and defence is fruitfully combined with studies in which basic ethological observation and quantification techniques are used more routinely. Moreover, much of the experimental effort has finally applied some order to the initial chaos which afflicted the various experimental aggression models used in pharmacological, physiological and ethological research. This highly desirable trend not only leads to a better understanding of the phenomena studied and the terminologies employed, but it increases our awareness of the multiplicity of factors that are important, making it difficult to allow over hasty and simple generalizations. This book is a compilation of studies presented at the International Society for Research on Aggression meeting in Chicago 1986, in which leading investigators were invited to cover aspects of ethopharmacological aggression research in a wide variety of species, including studies on humans. The level to which ethological techniques have been incorporated into the various areas of research differs, as well as the knowledge and understanding of the neurotransmitter and experimental drug action on brain functioning in mammalian species. This naturally results in data which are not always easy to compare or to extrapolate between species but useful indicators are starting to emerge.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Olivier
    • 1
  • J. Mos
    • 1
  • P. F. Brain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyDuphar B. V.WeespThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity College of SwanseaSwanseaWales, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8009-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3359-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0897-3946
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