RICK BEVINS

Summary

Affiliation: University of Nebraska
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Object recognition in rats and mice: a one-trial non-matching-to-sample learning task to study 'recognition memory'
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Nat Protoc 1:1306-11. 2006
  2. pmc Disentangling the nature of the nicotine stimulus
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Processes 90:28-33. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental familiarization in rats: differential effects of acute and chronic nicotine
    R A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 75:63-76. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Novelty reward as a measure of anhedonia
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:707-14. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Timing of conditioned responding in a nicotine locomotor conditioning preparation: manipulations of the temporal arrangement between context cues and drug administration
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Brain Res 159:135-43. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Extending the role of associative learning processes in nicotine addiction
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Cogn Neurosci Rev 3:143-58. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in rats' reactivity to novelty and the unconditioned and conditioned locomotor effects of methamphetamine
    Rick A Bevins
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 79:65-74. 2004
  8. pmc Vaccines to combat smoking
    Rick A Bevins
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 8:379-83. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of nicotine's ability to serve as a negative feature in a Pavlovian appetitive conditioning task in rats
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 238 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 184:470-81. 2006
  10. pmc Nicotine does not produce state-dependent effects on learning in a Pavlovian appetitive goal tracking task with rats
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, United States
    Behav Brain Res 177:134-41. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Reference-dose method and cocaine-conditioned choice
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING PROCESSES INVOLVING NICOTINE
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    Rick A Bevins; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Object recognition in rats and mice: a one-trial non-matching-to-sample learning task to study 'recognition memory'
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Nat Protoc 1:1306-11. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Disentangling the nature of the nicotine stimulus
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Processes 90:28-33. 2012
    ..We close with a discussion of future research directions and potential implications of the research for understanding interoceptive stimuli...
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental familiarization in rats: differential effects of acute and chronic nicotine
    R A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 75:63-76. 2001
    ..Indeed, acute nicotine (0. 2, 0.6, and 1.2 mg/kg) in the present report consistently decreased the amount of time spent with one paw on the edge of the platform; chronic nicotine did not affect this behavior...
  4. ncbi request reprint Novelty reward as a measure of anhedonia
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:707-14. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Timing of conditioned responding in a nicotine locomotor conditioning preparation: manipulations of the temporal arrangement between context cues and drug administration
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Brain Res 159:135-43. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Extending the role of associative learning processes in nicotine addiction
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Cogn Neurosci Rev 3:143-58. 2004
    ..Future smoking intervention strategies should take into consideration these additional associative learning processes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in rats' reactivity to novelty and the unconditioned and conditioned locomotor effects of methamphetamine
    Rick A Bevins
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 79:65-74. 2004
    ..This research extends the predictive variable of reactivity to inescapable novelty to methamphetamine's conditioned and unconditioned locomotor effects...
  8. pmc Vaccines to combat smoking
    Rick A Bevins
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 8:379-83. 2008
    ..Although these therapies have had some success, relapse within a year is still high. Clearly additional strategies are needed to aid individuals in maintaining abstinence...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of nicotine's ability to serve as a negative feature in a Pavlovian appetitive conditioning task in rats
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 238 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 184:470-81. 2006
    ..A negative feature signals that presentation of a conditional stimulus (CS) will not be paired with an unconditioned stimulus...
  10. pmc Nicotine does not produce state-dependent effects on learning in a Pavlovian appetitive goal tracking task with rats
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, United States
    Behav Brain Res 177:134-41. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Pavlovian drug discrimination with bupropion as a feature positive occasion setter: substitution by methamphetamine and nicotine, but not cocaine
    Jamie L Wilkinson
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
    Addict Biol 14:165-73. 2009
    ..The overlap in stimulus properties might explain the effectiveness of bupropion as a smoking cessation aid and highlight the possible utility of bupropion for treatment of stimulant use disorder...
  12. ncbi request reprint Novel-object place conditioning: behavioral and dopaminergic processes in expression of novelty reward
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Brain Res 129:41-50. 2002
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  13. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in rat locomotor activity are diminished by nicotine through stimulation of central nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
    R A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Physiol Behav 72:237-44. 2001
    ..This data pattern suggests that the disruptive effects of acute and chronic nicotine on individual differences were mediated by neural nicotinic acetylcholine (nACh) receptors...
  14. pmc Occasion setting by drug states: Functional equivalence following similar training history
    Matthew I Palmatier
    Department of Psychology, Kansas State University, 469 Bluemont Hall, 1100 Mid Campus Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
    Behav Brain Res 195:260-70. 2008
    ..Also, a novel or ambiguous CS did not evoke responding in the previously trained drug state, indicating that both the features (drug states) and target conditional stimuli had to be trained in discriminations before transfer could occur...
  15. pmc Facilitation by drug states does not depend on acquired excitatory strength
    Matthew I Palmatier
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 412 Clapp Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, United States
    Behav Brain Res 176:292-301. 2007
    ..This latter finding implicates a higher-order or non-associative mechanism for facilitation of anticipatory food seeking by drug states in this Pavlovian discrimination task...
  16. pmc Behavioral and neuropharmacological characterization of nicotine as a conditional stimulus
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 561:91-104. 2007
    ..In contrast, MK-801 decreased goal tracking on nicotine without decreasing chamber activity, indicating a role for N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in expression of nicotine-evoked conditioned responding...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of nicotine withdrawal on novelty reward and related behaviors
    Joyce Besheer
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Neurosci 117:327-40. 2003
    ..Further investigation into the neurochemical and behavioral changes that accompany nicotine withdrawal will lead to a better understanding of the withdrawal syndrome...
  18. doi request reprint Competition between the conditioned rewarding effects of cocaine and novelty
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Neurosci 122:140-50. 2008
    ..Overall, the conditioned rewarding effects of novelty competed with those of cocaine as evidenced by a change in choice behaviors motivated by drug reward...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nicotine as a conditioned stimulus: impact of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:501-9. 2007
    ..These results suggest that atomoxetine, bupropion, and/or methylphenidate may be effective treatments for people diagnosed with ADHD and addicted to nicotine...
  20. pmc Acquired appetitive responding to intravenous nicotine reflects a Pavlovian conditioned association
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Neurosci 123:97-108. 2009
    ..Nicotine was required to be reliably paired with sucrose for control of conditioned responding to develop. Implications of these findings are discussed in relation to tobacco addiction, learning theory, and pharmacology...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bupropion hydrochloride produces conditioned hyperactivity in rats
    Jamie L Wilkinson
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Psychology, United States
    Physiol Behav 90:790-6. 2007
    ..However, a predictive relation between reactivity to forced novelty and the subsequent locomotor effect of bupropion may not be one of these similarities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Examination of GABAergic and dopaminergic compounds in the acquisition of nicotine-conditioned hyperactivity in rats
    Matthew I Palmatier
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Neuropsychobiology 45:87-94. 2002
    ..The inability of SCH-23390 to block the acquisition of nicotine-conditioned locomotor activity is notable because in past research SCH-23390 blocked expression of the learned association...
  23. ncbi request reprint Preexposure to nicotine alters the subsequent locomotor stimulant effects of bupropion in rats
    Jamie L Wilkinson
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583 0398, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:141-6. 2006
    ..This enhancement of the acute locomotor effects of bupropion might reflect alterations in common dopaminergic processes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nicotine as a signal for the presence or absence of sucrose reward: a Pavlovian drug appetitive conditioning preparation in rats
    Joyce Besheer
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 172:108-17. 2004
    ..This research has not explored the possibility that nicotine can also function as a CS...
  25. pmc Nicotine-evoked conditioned responding is dependent on concentration of sucrose unconditioned stimulus
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Processes 81:136-9. 2009
    ..These findings are consistent with previous Pavlovian conditioning research, and extend the conditions under which the nicotine state functions as an interoceptive conditional stimulus...
  26. pmc Competition between novelty and cocaine conditioned reward is sensitive to drug dose and retention interval
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska, USA
    Behav Neurosci 124:141-51. 2010
    ..Findings indicate that choice behaviors mediated by cocaine conditioning are reduced with the passing of time. Taken together, competition between cocaine and novelty conditioned rewards are sensitive to drug dose and retention interval...
  27. ncbi request reprint Nicotine-conditioned locomotor sensitization in rats: assessment of the US-preexposure effect
    Rick A Bevins
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Brain Res 143:65-74. 2003
    ..18 mg/kg dose. Thus, similar to place conditioning, nicotine preexposure can enhance the subsequent effectiveness of the nicotine US in a locomotor conditioning preparation...
  28. pmc Individual differences in responses to nicotine: tracking changes from adolescence to adulthood
    Ming Li
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Acta Pharmacol Sin 30:868-78. 2009
    ..We also examined the possible long-term effects of adolescent nicotine exposure on adult prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle response, a measure of sensorimotor gating ability...
  29. pmc The interoceptive Pavlovian stimulus effects of caffeine
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:838-46. 2007
    ..The nature of this dissociation between caffeine as a drug feature and a CS is discussed within the context of past research finding a similar dissociation with amphetamine and chlordiazepoxide, but not with nicotine...
  30. ncbi request reprint Methamphetamine functions as a positive and negative drug feature in a Pavlovian appetitive discrimination task
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 18:755-65. 2007
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  31. pmc Neuropharmacology of the interoceptive stimulus properties of nicotine
    Thomas E Wooters
    Department of Psychology, BBSRB, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0509, USA
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 2:243-55. 2009
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  32. pmc Intravenous nicotine conditions a place preference in rats using an unbiased design
    Jamie L Wilkinson
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Psychology, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 88:256-64. 2008
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Interoceptive Pavlovian conditioning with nicotine as the conditional stimulus varies as a function of the number of conditioning trials and unpaired sucrose deliveries
    Jamie L Wilkinson
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 17:161-72. 2006
    ..These results are consistent with the notion that nicotine-evoked goal tracking results from interoceptive conditioning processes...
  34. doi request reprint Investigation of endocannabinoid modulation of conditioned responding evoked by a nicotine CS and the Pavlovian stimulus effects of CP 55,940 in adult male rats
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 205:655-65. 2009
    ..Research has not investigated whether the cannabinoid system is involved in the interoceptive stimulus effects of nicotine functioning as a conditional stimulus (CS)...
  35. pmc Extinction with varenicline and nornicotine, but not ABT-418, weakens conditioned responding evoked by the interoceptive stimulus effects of nicotine
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln NE 68588 0308, USA
    Neuropharmacology 58:1237-45. 2010
    ..Interpretations regarding 'nicotine-like' effects of a ligand depend on the nature of the test. Understanding the processes mediating transfer of extinction learning with potential pharmacotherapies may reveal new treatment targets...
  36. pmc Reference place conditioning procedure with cocaine: increased sensitivity for measuring associatively motivated choice behavior in rats
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 21:323-31. 2010
    ..Experiment 4 showed that the competition at 2.5 mg/kg was not due to reward sensitization. The reference-conditioning procedure has increased the sensitivity for measuring associatively motivated choice behavior...
  37. pmc Forced abstinence model of relapse to study pharmacological treatments of substance use disorder
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln NE 68588 0308, USA
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 2:184-94. 2009
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  38. pmc Mecamylamine, dihydro-beta-erythroidine, and dextromethorphan block conditioned responding evoked by the conditional stimulus effects of nicotine
    Amanda M Struthers
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 94:319-28. 2009
    ..1mg/kg). These results indicate that beta2* and potentially alpha3beta4* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors play a role in the CS effects of nicotine and are potential targets for the development of nicotine cessation aids...
  39. pmc Bupropion differentially impacts acquisition of methamphetamine self-administration and sucrose-maintained behavior
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 89:463-72. 2008
    ..Combined, these results suggest that bupropion has a more general effect within the appetitive/reward system of the brain rather than having complete specificity for methamphetamine...
  40. ncbi request reprint The conditional stimulus effects of nicotine vary as a function of training dose
    Jennifer E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 18:707-16. 2007
    ..1 mg/kg group than in the other groups. Combined, this research demonstrates that the nicotine conditional stimulus shows some variation with training dose...
  41. pmc Bupropion attenuates methamphetamine self-administration in adult male rats
    Carmela M Reichel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:54-62. 2009
    ..05 and 0.1 mg/kg) and sucrose deliveries. Considered together, this pattern of findings demonstrates that bupropion decreases responding for methamphetamine, but the effects are only somewhat specific...
  42. ncbi request reprint Immunization to nicotine with a peptide-based vaccine composed of a conformationally biased agonist of C5a as a molecular adjuvant
    Sam D Sanderson
    School of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985155 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5155, USA
    Int Immunopharmacol 3:137-46. 2003
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  43. ncbi request reprint Stimulus properties of nicotine, amphetamine, and chlordiazepoxide as positive features in a pavlovian appetitive discrimination task in rats
    Matthew I Palmatier
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 30:731-41. 2005
    ..45 mg/kg) and amphetamine (ED50 = 3.70 mg/kg), but not for CDP. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that drug states can occasion appetitive Pavlovian CRs in a pharmacologically specific manner...
  44. ncbi request reprint Place conditioning: what does it add to our understanding of ethanol reward?
    Fred O Risinger
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Portlannd Alcohol Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1444-52. 2002
    ..Cunningham; and (4) Utilization of place conditioning for understanding the neuropharmacology of the rewarding effects of ethanol, by Fred O. Risinger...

Research Grants14

  1. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  2. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Reference-dose method and cocaine-conditioned choice
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..That research could translate into more effective intervention strategies. ..
  5. PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING PROCESSES INVOLVING NICOTINE
    RICK BEVINS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..intermittent delivery). Elucidating the behavioral processes underlying acquisition and expression of Pavlovian drug conditioning will have important implications for prevention and intervention strategies. ..
  6. Acquired Appetitive Properties of Nicotine
    Rick A Bevins; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....