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Interacting Effects of Handling and <i>d</i>-Amphetamine on Avoidance Learning

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Douglas Wahlsten, Visiting Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Rats were injected with either saline or 2 mg/kg of d-amphetamine 10 min prior to 50 trials of training with either the one-way, shuttle or shuttle-with-handling procedure. One-way training yielded more avoidances and shorter avoidance latencies than did either variant of shuttle training; it was not affected by the drug. The frequency of avoidances under shuttle training, on the other hand, was increased either by d-amphetamine or by handling the animal during the intertrial interval. When both the drug and handling were administered together, performance was similar to that during the usual shuttle training.

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Publication
Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2, 439-441.
Language: English
Date: 1974
Keywords
Avoidance learning, Handling, d-Amphetamine