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2011-06-29 18:02:19

Research finds connection between impulsivity and superstitions in pathological gamblers Research led by the University of Cambridge has found a link between impulsivity and flawed reasoning (such as believing in superstitious rituals and luck) in problem gamblers. Studying compulsive gamblers who were seeking treatment at the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the researchers found that those gamblers with higher levels of impulsivity were much more susceptible to errors in reasoning...

2011-05-19 11:38:24

Explosion of opportunities means problem gamblers becoming more visible, says University of Calgary researcher A new paper by University of Calgary psychologist Dr. David Hodgins says the proliferation of gambling opportunities around the world, particularly online, is increasing the visibility of gambling disorders and giving access to people who previously had no exposure to gambling opportunities. Hodgins, head of the university's Addictive Behaviours Laboratory, says gambling disorders...

2011-05-12 00:00:48

On May 20, 2011, Beit T'Shuvah, by many standards the most successful gambling treatment center in California, will hold a seminar to discuss the benefits of reorganizing the treatment of the gambling addict in the criminal justice system. The presentation will feature keynote speaker Judge Mark G. Farrell, who is at this time the only judge to preside over an active Gambling Court. http://www.gamblingcourt.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 On May 20, 2011, Beit T'Shuvah, by many...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'