The relation between general activity, electric shock and habituation in the white rat.
Sanders, Joseph F
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This study is an investigation into the relationship between noxious stimulation (electric shock) and the general activity level in the white rat. Electric shock, or some other form of noxious stimulation, is used in a considerable amount of experimental work in psychology. Usually it is used within a motivational framework analogous to hunger and thirst. Unlike hunger and thirst, however, the basic relationship of electric shock to the general activity of the organism is not known. One purpose of this study is to investigate this relationship. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University