Operant conditioning of two strains of the pointer dog.

  title={Operant conditioning of two strains of the pointer dog.},
  author={Oddist D. Murphree and Roscoe A. Dykman and Joyce E. Peters},
  volume={3 4},
Within the pointer breed of dog two strains have been developed by selective mating and line breeding. The goal is that of producing behaviorally distinct stable and unstable (nervous) strains to measure hereditary effects including dominance and sex linkage, if present. Some behavioral difference emerged early. Measures of operant conditioning and other behavioral tests have little overlap. We conclude that genetic controls are important for behavioral research, even within a single breed, and… 

Genetically-determined abnormal behavior in dogs: Results of behavioral tests

Starting with relatively stable and with very timid purebred pointer stock, we have accumulated data on exploratory activity, reactions to a loud noise, and reactions to friendly and threatening

Familial vulnerability for experimental neurosis

  • W. G. Reese
  • Psychology
    The Pavlovian journal of biological science
  • 1978
This summary review of work from one specialized laboratory provides background for the ensuing theoretical discussion concerning experimental neurosis in one inbred strain of purebred pointers.

Procedure for operant conditioning of the dog

  • O. Murphree
  • Psychology
    The Pavlovian journal of biological science
  • 1974
The procedure reported here is typically used to compare animal subjects or conditions, such as drugs, both in the acquisition and final phases of behavior.

Reduction of anxiety in genetically timid dogs

In behavior studies of genetically timid and normal dogs it was possible to focus on nervous non-performing animals in a search for agents which might attenuate the overriding anxiety which causes

A history of dogs as subjects in North American experimental psychological research

The modern resurgence in psychological experiments involving dogs follows a long and rich tradition of using dogs as experimental subjects in psychology. Except for a few exceptions (e.g., Pavlov,

Hippocampal theta in nervous pointer dogs.

Internalizing and externalizing characteristics of sexually and/or physically abused children

This study evaluates the behavioral consequences of childhood abuse (sexual, physical, or both), with particular focus on prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and found that males were rated as more disturbed than females.