Operant Analysis

  • Roger E. Meyer
  • Steven M. Mirin


The next three chapters describe operant, subjective, and behavioral effects of blocked and unblocked heroin administration. This chapter focuses primarily on operant data that should be seen in the context of behavioral theories of relapse. Readers with a psychodynamic or other nonbehavioral orientation should forgive our presumption of knowledge of behavioral theory and terminology. If these readers spend a few moments struggling with this material and endeavor to integrate it with the data on the subjective and behavioral effects, they should find that integration of material from these three chapters may be helpful in formulating a clinically relevant concept of relapse and the “meaning” of recurrent drug usage.


Pupillary Diameter Nonblind Study Autonomic Effect Narcotic Antagonist Pupillary Constriction 
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  • Roger E. Meyer
  • Steven M. Mirin

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