Psychology 2020A/B Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Knockout Mouse, Binge Drinking

237 views16 pages

Document Summary

Drugs and behaviour midterm 2 notes 2016-11-09 3:30:00 pm. If genes play a role you first look for evidence that animals differing in genetic makeup show differing reactions to alcohol. 3 most common mice strains are c57bl, dba, balb the c57bl mice are affected less by alcohol and consume more alcohol. Houchi found that knockout mice for the cb1 cannabinoid reception showed reduced reinforcement from alcohol. Crabbe and stark and hen found that knockout mice lacking specific serotonin receptors drank less alcohol and were less affected by alcohol. Hall and risenger reported that knockout mice missing opiate receptors showed less evidence of alcohol reinforcement. Heritability of a characteristics in humans have relied upon 3 types of evidence: family studies, twin studies, adoption studies. Offspring of alcoholic parents (one or both biological) are more likely to be alcoholics than offspring of non alcoholic parents.