Running head : SEXUAL AND SOCIAL MOTIVATION 1 Delineating Sexual and Social Motivation in the Female Rat Using Operant Responding

@inproceedings{Kops2012RunningH,
  title={Running head : SEXUAL AND SOCIAL MOTIVATION 1 Delineating Sexual and Social Motivation in the Female Rat Using Operant Responding},
  author={Kristin A. Kops and Jennifer Anne Cummings},
  year={2012}
}
Our laboratory has recently developed an apparatus that utilizes an operant response paradigm to allow for quantification of sexual motivation. In order to fully understand sexual motivation, social components of interaction between animals must also be taken into account. The experiment presented here uses a within-subjects design to compare the social and sexual motivation of a group of female rats by comparing operant responding for a sexual versus a social partner (i.e., an intact versus a… CONTINUE READING