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WCALB | Past Program, 2003

Winter Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior
Winter Park, Colorado
February 8- 12, 2003

SATURDAY, February 8th

6:30-6:45
Welcome to WCALB
The Conference Committee: Stan Weiss, Rick Bevins, Melissa Burns, & Bill Timberlake

6:45-8:30
Dinner and 4 minute introductions, insights, ideas, inquiries, and inspirations, including but not limited to:

Can mice learn a win-stay contingency under aversive motivation?"
Charles Locurto
College of the Holy Cross

Sasquatch, innovation, and other mysteries
Rick Bevins
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

SUNDAY, February 9th

CONTEXT & CONNECTIONS
Chair: Rick Bevins

4:00-4:05
Setting the context: Find your slippers and grab some food and drink
Rick Bevins
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Invited Talk

4:05 -5:05
Context, ambiguity, and unlearning: Sources of relapse after behavior extinction
Mark Bouton
University of Vermont

Presentations

5:05-5:30
Spontaneous recovery of ethanol tolerance
Cody Brooks & Joanne Vaughn
Denison University

5:30-5:55
Feature positive modulation of goal tracking by nicotine: Associative and stimulus properties of the nicotine feature.
Matthew I. Palmatier & Rick Bevins
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

5:55-6:20
The discriminative stimulus effects of cocaine in Japanese Quail: Evidence for occasion-setting in a sexual reinforcement paradigm.
Chana Akins, J. Triosi, & C. Steger
University of Kentucky

6:20-6:45
The role of context in goal tracking
Melissa Burns & Michael Domjan
Texas Christian University and University of Texas

6:45-7:10
The context problem in studies of acquisition
Matt Lattal & Dan Gottlieb
University of Pennsylvania

7:10-7:30
Further discussion. Finding connections with the rest of psychology

MONDAY, February 10th

ANIMAL LEARNING: GENERAL
Chair: Mark Reilly

Presentations

4:00-4:30
The structure of individual differences in mouse problem-solving
Charles Locurto
College of the Holy Cross

4:30-5:00
Preparedness Revisited: Seligman and his critics were both right
Michael Domjan
University of Texas at Austin

5:00-5:30
Preconditioning, timing, and motivational modes
William Timberlake & Joseph Leffel
University of Indiana

5:30-6:00
Associative versus temporal interpretations of the immediate shock deficit in contextual fear conditioning
Deborah L. Stote
UCLA

6:00-6:30
Impulsive behavior: Evolutionary adaptation to aversive stimulation
Stephen Flora
Youngstown State University

6:30-7:00
Increased preference for later-larger reinforcers with bundled trials: A partial animal model of human self-control
John Monterosso and George Ainslie
UCLA

7:00-7:30
Tests of unit price in a closed economy: Fixed-ratio and Random-ratio schedules
Gregory J. Madden
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

TUESDAY, February 11th

SEX, DRUGS, & BEHAVIOR
Chair: Chana Akins

Presentations

4:00-4:30
Implications of noradrenergic system in a novel-object recognition task
Kartpagam K. Karthigeyan & Rick Bevins
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

4:30-5:00
Sign-tracking (autoshaping) in rats: A comparison of cocaine and food as USs
David N. Kearns & Stanley J. Weiss
American University

5:00-5:30
The effects of naloxone on conditioned sexual behavior: Exploring state dependency
Kevin Holloway
Vassar College

5:30-6:00
Conditioned inhibition generated by food, shock-avoidance and cocaine self-administration contingencies
Stanley J. Weiss, David N. Kearns, Richard D. Weissman, Charles W. Schindler & Leigh V. Panlilio
American University and NIDA Preclinical Pharmacology Section

6:00-6:30
Hey, it's time for my nicotine…
Rick Bevins
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

6:30-7:00
The role of temporal contiguity in drug self-administration
Mark P. Reilly
Arizona State University

7:00-7:30
WCALB: 2004
Stan Weiss
American University

2003 WCALB Organizing Committee
Stan Weiss, Convener
Rick Bevins, Focus Group
Melissa Burns, Program
Bill Timberlake