Gambling Problems in Youth

Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

  • Jeffrey L. Derevensky
  • Rina Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Prevalence

    1. Durand F. Jacobs
      Pages 1-24
  3. Youth Gambling Problems: Correlates and Risk Factors

    1. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling
      Pages 41-56
    2. Ken C. Winters, Nikki Arthur, Willa Leitten, Andria Botzet
      Pages 57-80
    3. Jon E. Grant, R. Andrew Chambers, Marc N. Potenza
      Pages 81-98
  4. New Technologies

    1. Mark Griffiths, Richard T. A. Wood
      Pages 101-120
  5. Measurement Issues

    1. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Rina Gupta
      Pages 121-143
  6. Treatment

    1. Carlo C. DiClemente, Janine Delahanty, Debra Schlundt
      Pages 145-164
    2. Rina Gupta, Jeffrey L. Derevensky
      Pages 165-188
    3. Lia Nower, Alex Blaszczynski
      Pages 189-209
  7. Prevention

    1. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Laurie Dickson, Anne-Elyse Deguire
      Pages 211-230
  8. Social Policy Issues

    1. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Carmen Messerlian, Meredith Gillespie
      Pages 231-252
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-263

About this book


Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble in all but two of the United States and with illicit opportunities to gamble in every state, gambling is now ubiquitous in America. With few social sa- tions to limit a young person’s interest in gambling—like their adult co- terparts—young people now gamble in larger numbers and for seemingly higher stakes. Gradually, gambling-related problems became more visible for young people and the culture slowly but increasingly took notice. By the late 1990s, every sector of American and Canadian society had started to c- sider the effects of legalized gambling on youth. For different reasons, r- resentatives of the gambling and health care industries led the movement to prevent youthful gambling and reconcile existing problems whenever p- sible. Scientists also recognized that there was much to be learned by stu- ing young gamblers. Toward the end of the 20th century, there was a rapid increase in gambling research focusing on developmental issues; half of what is known about gambling emerged during the 1990s. This volume represents an important event in the continuing growth of a field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Derevensky
    • 1
  • Rina Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48585-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48586-2
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