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Implications of behavioral momentum for understanding the behavioral pharmacology of abused drugs

  • Stephen T. Higgins (a1) and Stacey C. Sigmon (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2000

We briefly discuss some potential contributions of behavioral momentum research to the study of the behavioral effects of abused drugs. Contributions to the study of the direct effects of drugs on operant responding and to the study of drugs as reinforcers are addressed. Too little empirical evidence is available to thoroughly evaluate the relevance of behavioral momentum concepts to the study of drugs and behavior, but we note several reasons for optimism regarding its potential to make positive contributions.

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