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APRIL 18-20, 2017
Toronto Marriott Downtown
Eaton Centre Hotel

Acting on Impulse? The Relationship Between Problem Gambling and Impulsivity

Thursday, April 20, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Ballroom A&B

It’s clear that impulsivity plays a role in decision making. If so, how much of problem gambling is an impulsivity issue? How can we measure it? How is impulsivity different from compulsivity?

This session will provide an overview of impulsivity and how it is currently studied, including findings from current behavioural, clinical and neurobiological studies. Explore how impulsivity may be at the core of problem gambling. Then, consider the implications of this idea for the development of effective prevention and treatment initiatives.

Download James' and Iris' presentation (PDF)