Future Tasks

  • William T. McKinney


In earlier sections of this book I have reviewed the history of the experimental psychopathology field and have also tried to provide a philosophical framework for its future development. These sections were followed by discussion of four representative clinical syndromes where attempts have been made to develop experimental animal models. These syndromes certainly do not represent a comprehensive examination of psychiatric syndromes where there is animal modeling research being conducted or where animal models could usefully be developed and potentially contribute to the progress of the field. They were chosen for reasons previously discussed, namely, because they illustrate many of the historical and philosphical points made in the first two sections of the book.


Animal Research Psychiatric Illness Conditioned Taste Aversion Human Subject Committee Future Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. McKinney
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA

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