A case study in behavioral analysis, synthesis and attention to detail: social learning of food preferences.


Journal Article (Review)

Philip Teitelbaum's focus on detailed description of behavior, the interplay of analysis and synthesis in experimental investigations and the importance of converging lines of evidence in testing hypotheses has proven useful in fields distant from the physiological psychology that he studied throughout his career. Here we consider the social biasing of food choice in Norway rats as an instance of the application of Teitelbaum's principles of behavioral analysis and synthesis and the usefulness of convergent evidence as well as the contributions of detailed behavioral analysis of social influences on food choice to present understanding of both sensory processes and memory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Galef, BG

Published Date

  • June 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 231 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 266 - 271

PubMed ID

  • 21802448

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21802448

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7549

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-4328

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.07.021


  • eng