In Excess

Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Diversion Therapy

Psychologists believe that gambling is an excellent ‘distractor task’ because playing games like slot machines, roulette or poker, has the capacity to engage much of a gambler’s individual active attention because of the cognitive and motor activity that is needed. But can the distraction of gambling be good for players? Read More

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Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK).

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