Special Issue "Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Pathological Gambling among Adolescents and Young Adults"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: behavioral addictions; personality; concepts; categorization; gambling
Interests: gambling; adolescence; personality; behavioral addictions; LGBT
We are organizing a Special Issue on the cognitive and personality variables involved in the development of adolescent gambling in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Pathological gambling (PG) belongs to the diagnostic class of substance-related and addictive disorder. In fact, according to the DSM-5 (APA, 2013) gambling disorder is categorized as a non-substance-related addictive behavior and can be described as a pattern of persistent and recurrent gambling behavior leading to considerable clinical impairments, i.e., needs to gamble with an increasing amount of money, anxiety or irritability when it is not possible to play, jeopardizing relationship and career because of gambling, etc.
Literature highlights that PG is a phenomenon more common among men than women (Ellenbogen et al., 2007; Pace and Passanisi, 2017). Furthermore, it is well known that this problem affects both young people and adults in terms of prevalence and entities. Adolescents sometimes, although they play less, report more severe episodes than adults (Bastiani et al., 2013).
This Special Issue aims to develop a better understanding of the factors that foster the development and maintenance of PG in adolescence and young adulthood, or that can act as a buffer to contain the aforementioned addictive behavior, which may serve to inform effective prevention measures and appropriate treatments. We welcome manuscripts on PG from any subject area, supported by methodologically sound research engaging valid and reliable procedures.
A main focus is given to research investigating cognitive and personality factors in PG among adolescents and emerging adults outlining a complex set of cognitive mechanisms as well as maladaptive or dysfunctional personality traits.
The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Alessia Passanisi
Prof. Ugo Pace
Dr. Giulio D’Urso
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- pathological gambling
- young adults
- poor decision making
- distorted perceptions