Compound complementarities in the study of motivated behavior.

  title={Compound complementarities in the study of motivated behavior.},
  author={Philip Teitelbaum and Edward M. Stricker},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={101 2},
In his classic article, Stellar (1954) proposed that diverse motivated behaviors reflected the activity of excitatory and inhibitory centers in the hypothalamus. His specific and testable ideas provided the theoretical focus for a great deal of fruitful research on the biological bases of behavior for 2 decades. Subsequently, new findings and technical developments again changed the perspective and experimental approaches in behavioral neuroscience. The authors suggest that the modern emphasis… CONTINUE READING