SELF-ADMINISTRATION

Used in animal research. The procedure to study the rewarding effects of drugs. An animal will receive a drug reward when it performs an action. This procedure is to study the effectiveness of drug.

SELF-ADMINISTRATION: "The rat used self-administration in Joe's experiment."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-ADMINISTRATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-administration/ (accessed October 20, 2018).
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