Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Cord B. Sengstake
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (31 p.)
Taste, Aversive stimuli, Rats -- Behavior
Male rats have been found to extinguish a conditioned taste aversion slower than females. It has also been found that female rats that have been "handled" (i.e., exposed to daily brief isolation from siblings and mother) during the preweaning period extinguish a taste aversion faster than nonhandled females. The present study sought to combine and extend these findings by testing handled and nonhandled females and males in a conditioned taste aversion under the methodological conditions used in the sex difference research.
Yoder, Rebecca Lee, "The effect of early handling on the sexually dimorphic rate of extinction of a conditioned taste aversion in rats" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3141.