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Response suppression in rats: a comparison of response-contingent and noncontingent punishment and the effect of the minor tranquilizer, chlordiazepoxide.

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A comparison of the behavioural effects of response-contingent and noncontingent shock was carried out in a series of experiments examining (a) suppression of an operant response (lever-pressing); (b) release from suppression following injection of the minor tranquilizer chlordiazepoxide, and (c) suppression of behaviour in a situation not associated with shock. The major findings were that response-contingent shock produced far greater suppression of the operant response than did noncontinge...

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10.1007/bf00421186

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Psychopharmacologia
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-75
Publication date:
1975-10-05
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EISSN:
1432-2072
ISSN:
0033-3158
URN:
uuid:e6f92f32-7f8b-4fe5-9696-d59a60b41fe3
Source identifiers:
2173
Local pid:
pubs:2173

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