Nov 112013
 
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 1:45pm-3:15pm Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Health
Session Code: SoHe1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session is devoted to discussing sociological – as distinct from psychological, biomedical, or genetic – approaches to gambling and problem gambling. In this session, we focus on social, cultural, and media influences, and on the social consequences of gambling, including consequences for family, work, school life, and other social institutions. Specific themes of interest may include duty of care, promising treatment options, and new modes of diagnosis. Discussions may also explore the methodological issues involved in the study of gambling or problem gambling, from sampling and recruitment to knowledge translation and policy formation. Presenters may also advance policy recommendations to address problems in this area more effectively.

Session Organizers:
Sasha Stark, University of Toronto, Sociology, sasha.stark@utoronto.ca
Lorne Tepperman, University of Toronto, Sociology

Chair: Lorne Tepperman
Discussant: Marc Sinclair, York University

Presenters:

1.     Garry Smith  

Reflections on Canadian Trials Involving a Gambling Addiction Defense

2.     Tara Hahmann   

 Conceptualizing the Beliefs of Moderate and Problem Level Slot Machine Gamblers

3.     Mark van der Maas  

The Social Side of the Pathways Model: Examining the importance of social support in a multidisciplinary framework of problem gambling.

4.     Sasha Stark  

Gambling and Community: The Voice of First Nations Youth

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