Aversively Motivated Behavior as a Tool in Psychopharmacologic Analysis

  • Hymie Anisman


Behavioral pharmacology has inherited sophisticated evaluative techniques from both pharmacology and psychology alike. From pharmacological endeavors, remarkable technological and methodological advances have been made. These include not only the adoption of techniques to assess neurochemical activity (see, for example, Costa and Holmstedt, 1973; Costa et al., 1972; Hanin, 1974), but also the evaluation of the role of specific pathways (Andén et al., 1964; Dahlström and Fuxe, 1964; Ungerstedt, 1971a), the role of receptor agonists and antagonists (Ungerstedt, 1971b), as well as the use of relatively specific enzyme inhibitors in conjunction with nonspecific agents (e.g., Ahlenius, 1974a, b; Corrodi et al., 1970).


Passive Avoidance Avoidance Response Taste Aversion Active Avoidance Avoidance Learning 
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  • Hymie Anisman
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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