Linda M Rorick

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Recently, we reported that High-Alcohol-Drinking (HAD) rats exhibited selective deficits in active avoidance learning under alcohol-naive conditions, and that administration of moderate doses of alcohol (0.5 and 1.0 g/kg) facilitated learning in these rats (Blankenship et al., 2000; Rorick et al., 2003b). We hypothesized that the deficits resulted from(More)
This study investigated whether low levels of the personality trait of constraint and early-onset alcoholism would be associated with deficits in aversive conditioning and smaller responses to novelty in a stimulus mismatch protocol. Personality traits (constraint and socialization) and skin conductance responses (SCRs) during conditioning and novelty(More)
We previously reported that ethanol-naive high-alcohol-drinking (HAD1 and HAD2) rats exhibited selective deficits in active avoidance learning, as compared to low-alcohol-drinking (LAD1 and LAD2) rats, in a signaled bar-pressing task [Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 24 (2000) 1778]. In the current study, we used appetitive and aversive learning tasks to assess(More)
We previously reported that high-alcohol-drinking (HAD) rats exhibited selective deficits in active avoidance learning and that those deficits were partially reversed by moderate doses of ethanol under certain training conditions [Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 75 (2003) 89]. In that study, we hypothesized that HAD deficits resulted from exaggerated fear in the(More)
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