Self Control Deficits and Pathological Gambling

Karin Tochkov


The present paper focuses on the concepts of self-control and impulsivity as central features of clinical disorders
like pathological gambling. The main purpose is to show the link between models in biopsychology and
experiments with animals concerning self-control and models in clinical psychology involving patients with
impulse control deficits. A representative model of each of the two research fields is discussed along with
empirical studies and their implications for theory and treatment of pathological gambling.

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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