Seed Grant: “An Animal Model of Relapse to Pathological Gambling”

Principal Investigator: David Kearns, PhD, American University
Awarded $28,750 in 2013

Aim: Develop an animal model in which potential precipitators of relapse can be investigated. The animal model of relapse will not only provide information about the causes, but it will also set the stage for future research that tests behavioral and pharmacological interventions designed to prevent relapse.

Connolly N.P, Kim, J.S, Tunstall, B.J., & Kearns, D.N. (2015). A test of stress, cues, and re-exposure to large wins as potential reinstaters of suboptimal decision making in rats. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 394. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00394

Year: 2013
Type: Project Grants