Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Symposium #23
CE Offered: BACB
Contributions of Behavioral Pharmacology/Toxicology to the Experimental Analysis of Behavior: III
Saturday, May 27, 2006
1:00 PM–2:20 PM
Area: BPH; Domain: Basic Research
Chair: Steven I. Dworkin (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
Discussant: Steven I. Dworkin (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
CE Instructor: Steven I. Dworkin, Ph.D.

This is the third symposium in the continuing series of presentations outlining the contributions of research in behavioral pharmacology to the experimental analysis of behavior. Although the contributions of EAB to BPH are easily identified, the advancements made in the other direction are not as readily apparent. This symposium will highlight significant contributions of BPH to EAB.

Using Poisons to Probe Behavior - and Vice Versa.
ROBERT C. MACPHAIL (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Abstract: A central concept that emerged early in behavioral pharmacology was that of drug-behavior interactions. By this principle, the behavioral effect of a drug depended on the compound and its dose - but also on the conditions maintaining the behavior under investigation. The concept has had broad applicability in neurobiology and to a lesser degree in toxicology. Studies will be reviewed, however, supporting the conclusion that the effects of many toxic environmental pollutants (pesticides, metals and toxins) also display drug-behavior interactions.
Translating the Contributions of Behavioral Pharmacology/Toxicology to Human Health Issues.
JOHN R. GLOWA (National Institutes of Health)
Abstract: n/a
A Look Back Towards the Future.
VICTOR G. LATIES (University of Rochester Medical Center)
Abstract: n/a



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