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Conceptual Challenges From Pathological Gambling

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About the Course:

As a mental illness, pathological gambling has aspects that present us with several conceptual challenges. Ultimately, gambling pathologies can help illuminate the nature of the human mind, the concept of free will, and the logic of leisure. This course aims to explore some issues related to gambling that challenge our way of thinking about the world.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Conceptual Challenges From Pathological Gambling created by Nigel E. Turner

Journal/Publisher:

Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

Issue 14, September 2005

Course Material Author

Nigel E. Turner

Nigel E. Turner is associated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about pathological gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain current concepts of addiction, illness, and free will.

  2. Discuss challenges related to the definition of gambling, the notion of responsibility, and concepts of jurisdiction and ownership.

  3. Identify challenges to notions of rationality and entertainment, the way we think about biology, and concepts of evolution.

Course Article

Course Article

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Course Number 101342
  • 1 CE credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.5 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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