Browsing posts tagged: Internal medicine
Linguistics and Aphasia

Linguistics and Aphasia is a major study of recent developments in applying psycholinguistics and pragmatics to the study of acquired language disorders (aphasia) and their remediation. Psycholinguistic analyses of aphasia interpret disorders in terms of damaged modules and processes within what was once a normal language system. These analyses have progressed to the point that […]

Gambling as an Addictive Behaviour

‚If thinking about addiction is going to change, the study of excessive gambling is likely to be one of the richest sources of new ideas‘ (Jim Orford). In this book, first published in 2006, the authors present research into gambling, showing the psychological variables that govern the erosion or maintenance of self-control over gambling behaviour. […]

All Bets Are Off

Arnie Wexler’s life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down.Wexler’s gripping […]

You Bet Your Life

We are a nation of gamblers: pari-mutuel wagering at horse tracks; blackjack in Las Vegas; the NCAA basketball office pool; even day trading on the internet. Gambling is both our national pastime and our predominant cultural metaphor — play the field; beat the odds; take a chance on love. Yet gambling poses serious risks to […]

Game Addiction

An eleven-year-old boy strangled an elderly woman for the equivalent of five dollars in 2007, then buried her body under a thin layer of sand. He told the police that he needed the money to play online videogames. Just a month later, an eight-year-old Norwegian boy saved his younger sister's life by threatening an attacking […]

Gambling Problems

Australia is a nation of keen punters – about 70% of Australians participated in some form of gambling in the past year. Gambling takes many forms, including lotteries and ‘scratchies’, electronic gaming machines (‘pokies’), casino-based table games, sports wagering and online gaming. Latest estimates claim about 115,000 Australians are classified as ‘problem gamblers’ with a […]

Problem Gambling and Its Treatment

This book is an introduction to the topic of problem gambling and its treatment. Throughout the book, a variety of different data and information is drawn upon to understand problem gambling and its treatment. The data is based on solid research whenever possible. This includes the results of both survey research and case studies. The […]

Treating Gambling Problems

Full of practical information on assessing, diagnosing, and treating alcohol gambling addiction, this handy manual in the new Wiley Series on Treating Addictions is an invaluable tool for anyone who works with clients experiencing problems with gambling.

The Biology of Gambling

The Biology of Gambling is the third volume in the Gambling Theory and Research Series. Author Mikal Aasved wrote this series to meet the need for a comprehensive review and synthesis of the many published materials pertaining to gambling theory and research. The series summarizes and critiques the findings and conclusions of investigators who have […]

Science and Racket Sports III

Science and Racket Sports III introduces the edited papers and keynote addresses presented at the combined Third World Congress of Science and Racket Sports and Eighth International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress, in February 2003. The papers are brought together by world-class experts: Lees is Chair of the World Congress for Sports Science Rackets […]