SELF-ADMINISTRATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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." Related Psychology Terms PUZZLE BOX PUNISHMENT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR REINFORCE PHARMACOGENETICS PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY WALTER REED ARMY INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY MESORIDAINE DRUG INTERACTIONS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-ADMINISTRATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-administration/ (accessed January 16, 2019).