How Research in Behavioral Pharmacology Informs Behavioral Science

Marc N Branch
2006 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
Behavioral pharmacology is a maturing science that has made significant contributions to the study of drug effects on behavior, especially in the domain of drug-behavior interactions. Less appreciated is that research in behavioral pharmacology can have, and has had, implications for the experimental analysis of behavior, especially its conceptualizations and theory. In this article, I outline three general strategies in behavioral pharmacology research that have been employed to increase
more » ... tanding of behavioral processes. Examples are provided of the general characteristics of the strategies and of implications of previous research for behavior theory. Behavior analysis will advance as its theories are challenged.
doi:10.1901/jeab.2006.130-04 pmid:16776059 pmcid:PMC1459844 fatcat:2ftee4ywefablaxclp2qzgiaou