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William F. Caul

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

Caul's research in the animal laboratory focuses on (1) behavioral measures of tolerance and withdrawal using drug-discrimination procedures, and (2) the psychopharmacology of drug reward using progressive-ratio performance. In both cases, the effects of drugs that affect dopaminergic function are of primary interest.

Representative Publications

  • Caul, W. F., Barrett, R. J., Huffman, E. M., and Stadler, J. R. (1996). Rebound responding following a single dose of drug using an Amphetamine-Vehicle-Haloperidol drug discrimination. Psychopharmacology, 128, 274-279.
  • Caul, W. F., Barrett, R. J., and Stadler, J. R. (1997). Amphetamine-induced withdrawal responding: Effects of repeated drug administration. Psychopharmacology, 133, 351-355.
  • Stadler, J. R., Caul, W. F., and Barrett, R. J. (1999). Characterizing withdrawal in rats following repeated drug administration using an amphetamine-vehicle-haloperidol drug discrimination. Psychopharmacology, 143, 219-226.
  • Caul, W. F., and Brindle, N. A. (2001). Schedule-dependent effects of haloperidol and amphetamine: multiple-schedule task shows within-subject effects. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 68, 53-63.
  • Stadler, J. R., Caul, W. F., and Barrett, R. J. (2001). Effects of training dose on amphetamine drug discrimination: dose-response functions and generalization to cocaine. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior , In Press.
  • Barrett, R. J., Caul, W. F., Stadler, J. R., and Smith, R. L. (2001). Long-lasting rebound cue effects following single doses of nicotine and amphetamine: implications for understanding tolerance. Psychopharmacology, In Press