Environmental Determinants of Alcohol Abuse.
Annual progress rept. no. 2, 1 Jul 74-30 Jun 75,
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The report examines environmental factors involved in the excessive ingestion of alcohol have been examined. Alcohol drinking is first induced in squirrel monkeys by the intermittent scheduling of food. Various manipulations are then performed which modify the environmental conditions under which behavior is observed in an effort to engender and identify events contributing to alcohol abuse. Changes in alcohol ingestion stemming from these procedures are then compared with changes when water is the available fluid. At the present time no selective effects on alcohol intake have been observed.