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Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Addictive Personalities

One of the recurring questions I am often asked to comment on by the media is whether celebrities are more prone to addiction than other groups of people. One of the problems in trying to answer what looks like an easy question is that the definition of "celebrity" and "addiction" are different to different people. So are celebrities more prone than you or I to addiction? Read More

Power Corrrupts

Celebrities are given Godlike adulation even though they
are only playing "roles."
They get lost in the roles they play and lose their
authentic self. They feel like imposters and yet are
vernerated. It's the perfect set up for addiction.

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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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