Pavlovian conditioning principles and nicotine addition

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dc.contributor.advisor Deckers, Lambert en_US Stephaniv, Walter Michael en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:53Z 2011-06-03T19:32:53Z 1980 en_US 1980
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1980 .S74 en_US
dc.description.abstract A conditioning theory of tolerance postulates a mechanism of a conditioned compensatory response which both modulates the effect of the drug and produces cravings when the drug is not forthcoming. Using measures of heartrate and peripheral vasodilation the author investigated whether reactions opposite in direction to the effects of nicotine such as bradychardia and peripheral vasodilation could be elicited specifically with smokers who are presented with smoking-related stimuli. Due to confounding variables supportive data were not obtained. Recommendations are to conduct future experiments when there is a low differential temperature between the outside and inside, incorporating a more salient conditioned stimulus so control over the conditioned response could be stronger and including more subjects to aid statistical analysis.
dc.format.extent 39 leaves : graphs ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tobacco -- Physiological effect. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nicotine. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Conditioned response. en_US
dc.title Pavlovian conditioning principles and nicotine addition en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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