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A pathways model of problem and pathological gambling.
It is proposed that three distinct subgroups of gamblers manifesting impaired control over their behaviour can be identified and this work advances a pathways model that integrates the complex array of biological, personality, developmental, cognitive, learning theory and ecological determinants of problem and pathological gambling.
A Science-Based Framework for Responsible Gambling: The Reno Model
A strategic framework is described that sets out principles to guide industry operators, health service and other welfare providers, interested community groups, consumers and governments and their related agencies in the adoption and implementation of responsible gambling and harm minimization initiatives.
Superstitious Beliefs in Gambling Among Problem and Non-Problem Gamblers: Preliminary Data
It is suggested that problem gamblers endorsed more superstitious beliefs than non-problem gamblers and that such beliefs were correlated with gambling intensity.
Problem Gambling Within a Chinese Speaking Community
It is concluded that further research into problem gambling in this community should be undertaken and changes to the wording of two items in the Chinese translation of the SOGS are made.
How can we conceptualize behavioural addiction without pathologizing common behaviours?
An operational definition of behavioural addiction is proposed together with a number of exclusion criteria, to avoid pathologizing common behaviours and provide a common ground for further research.
The Development of the Separation Anxiety Symptom Inventory (SASI)
The development of a brief self-report instrument, the Separation Anxiety Symptom Inventory (SASI), which was designed to overcome deficiencies in measurement and provides a useful standardised measure which will aid in the further testing of the separation anxiety hypothesis of adult emotional disorder.
Impulsivity in pathological gambling: the antisocial impulsivist.
Results indicate that heightened impulsivity is associated with the degree of severity of psychological and behavioural change in pathological gamblers, and supports a model of pathological gambling in which the severity of associated behavioural and psychological disturbance is mediated by a impulsivity/ psychopathy construct.
Responsible Gambling: General Principles and Minimal Requirements
This paper argues that there is a set of basic principles and minimal requirements that should form the basis for every responsible gambling program and proposes gambling-related initiatives aimed at government, industry, and individuals to promote responsible gambling and consumer protection.
The prevalence and determinants of problem gambling in Australia: assessing the impact of interactive gambling and new technologies.
It is demonstrated that problem gambling remains a significant public health issue that is changing in response to new technologies, and it is important to develop strategies that minimize harms among interactive gamblers.
Pathways to Pathological Gambling: Identifying Typologies
The majority of explanatory models of pathological gambling fail to differentiate specific typologies of gamblers despite recognition of the multi-factorial causal pathways to its development. All