Jay D. Hansor

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Paul T. Mountjoy

Second Advisor

Dr. Alan Poling

Third Advisor

Dr. Norman Peterson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Six, adult male, Spraque-Dawley rats served as subjects in this experiment which examined whether they would self-administer a 32 microgram per milliliter or a 64- microgram per milliliter (32 ug/ml and 64 ug/ml) nicotine tartrate solution when presented concurrently with distilled water. Subjects in Group I had access to a 32 ug/ml nicotine solution and Group II subjects had access to a 64 ug/ml nicotine solution during both phases. During Phase II an "AB" reversal was implemented to ascertain whether the subjects had a side preference or if they preferred to injest nicotine. It was found that each subject in both groups preferred the nicotine solutions as opposed to distilled water.

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