Classical conditioning of cocaine's stimulatory effects

W. H. Bridger, S. R. Schiff, S. S. Cooper, W. Paredes, G. A. Barr

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In the present series of experiments, the following questions were asked: 1) Can stereotyped behavior and hyperactivity elicited by cocaine be classically conditioned? 2) For how long can the conditioned stimuli continue to elicit cocaine-like behaviors with and without extinction? The results of these experiments demonstrate that cocaine-like behaviors can be readily elicited by previously neutral stimuli that had been paired with cocaine and that these effects, for some of the behaviors, are stable over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalPsychopharmacology bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Bridger, W. H., Schiff, S. R., Cooper, S. S., Paredes, W., & Barr, G. A. (1982). Classical conditioning of cocaine's stimulatory effects. Psychopharmacology bulletin, 18(4), 210-214.