Reinforcing Stimulus Functions of Drugs: Interpretations

  • Peter B. Dews
  • Kenneth MacCorquodale


The organization of this book, according to ways in which drugs can function as stimulus would have been unthought of 15 years ago. Now behavioral pharmacology is dealing with defined and objectively measurable variables; one can see, at last, an end to the times when pharmacologists, scientists in dealing with other types of drug effects, were content to quote Shakespeare, De Quincey, and Huxley when giving an account of the behavioral effects of drugs.


Electric Shock Behavioral Pharmacology Intermittent Schedule Ioral Effect Party Intervention 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter B. Dews
    • 1
  • Kenneth MacCorquodale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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