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What is the labeled dose for Clomicalm?

2-4mg/kg/day

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What is the actual dose of Clomicalm that works clinically?

1-2 md/kg/BID
TCA

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What is the labeled dose for Anipryl?

0.5-1mg/kg/morning
MAOI

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Are there any behavioral drugs that are approved for use in cats?

No

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What is the form that must be filled out by the O if you are prescribing a drug for off label use?

Informed consent form

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What is the behavioral equivalent of embryology?

ontogeny

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What studies how the behavior arises during the lifetime of the individual?

ontogeny

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Define hypothesis

provisional and testable explainations for observed phenomena

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Be able to determine event v. state. For example if a cat scratches itself, is this an event or state?

Event: behavior pattern that is relatively short in duration such as vocalization
State: behavior pattern that is relatively long in duration such as body posture

The number of times a cat scratches itself would be an event while the total time a cat spends scratching itself would be a state.

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What is the startle response?

sudden jump and tensing of the muscles

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What is habituation?

A decrease in response as a consequence of repeated exposure to a (contant level) stimulus
The initial response is innate not learned!

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What is dishabituation?

When the habituated response is restored by exposure to a strong extraneous stimulus paired with the stimulus for which the animal has habituated

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Sensitization

an increase in responsiveness produced by a repeased stimulation

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What do habituation and sensitization have in common?

Both processes involve learning about just one stimulus

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What is classical conditioning?

When an orgainism learns about relationships between stimuli and comes to alter its behavior accordingly

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What is an unconditioned stimulus?

A stimulus that elicits a particular response without the necessity of prior training

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What is an unconditioned response?

A response that occurs to a stimulus without the necessity of prior training

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What is a conditioned stimulus?

A stimulus that does not elicit a particular response initially, but comes to do so as a result of becoming associated with a US

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What is a conditioned response?

The response that comes to be made to the CS as a result of classical conditioning

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What is stimulus generalization?

The response is elicited by a diverse, but related, group of stimuli

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What is a pre-departure cue?

A neutral stimuli that an animal may respond to in anticipation of US

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What is extinction?

Loss of a learned response

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What is operant conditioning?
AKA Instrumental conditioning

Behavior is affected by its consequences

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What does the term reinforcement refer to?

The probability that the behavior will recur is increased

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What does the term punishment refer to?

The probability that the behavior will recur is decreased

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What is positive punishment?

Probability that the behavior will recur decreases as a consequence of the CS occurring immediately subsequent to the behavior

If you do X and bad things happen, stop doing X

Ex: Dog barks and you spray it in the face with citronella

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What is negative punishment?

Probability that the behavior will recur decreases as a consequence of the CS being absent or removed

If you do X and a good thing doesnt happen or stops happening, dont do X

Ex: If you poke your sister again, you wont get any dessert

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What are the three conditions for punishment?

It must be appropriate, consistent, and immediate

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What is positive reinforcement?

Probability that the behavior will recur increases as a consequence of the CS being present immediatley subsequent to the behavior

If you do X and good things happen, then keep doing X

Ex: Give a treat when your dog sits

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What is prompting and fading?

Initially getting animal to do desired behavior by 'prompting' the behavior and slowling 'fading' out the prompt