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Tools for the Assessment of Behavioral Toxicity.
Behavioral toxicology, in the context of occupational health, is applied as a tool for the detection of subclinical intoxication. Psychological research provides three bodies of information that are relevant: the assessment of client response to psychotherapy, including behavior modification; psychopharmacology, especially because of its simultaneous interest in behavioral measurement and side effects; aging research, which is relevant because many toxic processes may involve an acceleration in the rate at which function declines.
Toxic-substances; Psychological-effects; Behavior;
Behavioral Toxicology, C. Xintaras, B. L. Johnson and I. de Groot, Eds., NIOSH, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 74-126
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