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.
Sasha Stark, University of Toronto, Sociology, email@example.com
Lorne Tepperman, University of Toronto, Sociology
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