Designing studies of drug conditioning in humans

@article{Robbins1992DesigningSO,
  title={Designing studies of drug conditioning in humans},
  author={Steven J. Robbins and Ronald N. Ehrman},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1992},
  volume={106},
  pages={143-153}
}
There has been much recent interest in the possibility that signals for drug use in humans acquire the ability to evoke classically conditioned (learned) states which motivate drug taking. Much data now suggest that cues paired with drug use come to elicit physiological responses and subjective reports of drug-related feelings like craving and withdrawal. However, the designs employed do not permit the conclusion that the observed responding results from classical conditioning. Studies which… CONTINUE READING

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