≪Organizer Abstract≫
Dynamic interplay between human and animal research has led to significant advances in diverse areas of psychology. The paradigmatic use of laboratory animal models such as mice, rats, and pigeons has greatly contributed to our understanding of the operating principles underlying complex human behaviors and redressing societal problems such as anxiety, stress, aggression, drug abuse, psychiatric disorders, and economic activities. Although about 7 to 8% of psychological studies employ animals because of that usefulness, the research strategy using animal model will become increasingly important to elucidate human psychological processes and the percentage of psychologists who engage in the translational study between animal and human is gradually increasing. In this symposium, we will introduce the frontiers in the psychological research using animal models, and discuss the potential of research strategy using animal models in psychology.
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