The Downside: Problem and Pathological Gambling

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Jeffrey J. Marotta, Judy A. Cornelius, William R. Eadington
University of Nevada Press, 2002 - Games & Activities - 453 pages
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As attitudes toward gambling have changed as more and more jurisdictions have turned to legalized gambling as a means to create jobs, stimulate investment, shore up tax revenues, and provide new forms of recreation for their citizens the incidence of problem and pathological gambling has increased. Problem gambling has become viewed less as a behavioral aberration than as a serious and undesirable bi-product of an otherwise acceptable activity. This volume brings together some of the world's leading authorities on treatment approaches to problem and pathological gambling."
 

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Contents

Specific Attitudes Values and Beliefs that Facilitate
19
The Case of Gambling
43
Experiential Avoidance as a Functional Process of Problem
69
Biopsychosocial Challenges of Responsible Gambling
93
Impulsivity Personality Disorders and Pathological
107
Comparison of Nonpolyaddicted Pathological Gamblers
125
Psychological Correlates in Pathological Gamblers
137
Measuring Pathological Gambling with the Diagnostic
143
Criminal Behavior Associated with Pathological Gambling
243
Section 3
257
Information
273
Prevalence of Gambling among Minnesota Public School
287
A New Approach to Understanding Gambling and Problem
309
Critique
323
A Qualitative Study of At Large Problem Gamblers
339
Prevalence of Gambling and Problem Gambling among
355

Implications for Theory
149
Introducing Treatment for Gambling Addiction into
179
Dissociation Phenomena among Normal and Addicted
201
Personality and Cognitive
223
A Cause
389
A Developmental Perspective of Gambling Behavior
411
Developing
429
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About the author (2002)

Jeff Marotta, PhD, is the Problem Gambling Services Manager in the Oregon Addictions & Mental Health Division.
Judy Corneliushas been the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno since its formation in 1989. She has served as the Conference Coordinator of the International Conferences on Gambling and Risk-Taking since 1989; the North American Conference on the Status of Indian Gaming; and as Assistant Conference Coordinator of the Seventh International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. She has extensive knowledge and background in gaming research and has co-edited six books with William Eadington. Cornelius has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from UNLV.
William R. Eadington (1946-2013) earned his BA from Santa Clara University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate School. He was professor of economics and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno. One the most influential scholars in establishing the academic study of the gaming industry, he was the first holder of the Philip G. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies, established in 2004. He was inducted into the American Gaming Association's Hall of Fame in 2011 for his scholarship on the economic and social impacts of commercial gaming, and in 2012 he received the Goldman Lifetime Award for Advocacy from the National Council on Problem Gambling for his lifetime of work addressing problem gambling.

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