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The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention.

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


Tuesday, April 18, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Grand Ballroom

Self-defeating behavior may be irrational, but it is commonplace. Why do we do it? Why do people—capable and successful—become embroiled in destructive and costly patterns such as problem gambling? 

Is it a lack of self-control? Low self-esteem? Reduced willpower? Impaired free will? A brain disease? Perhaps it’s all of the above. Join Roy Baumeister, world-renowned psychology researcher and bestselling co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, as he unpacks the complex question of why people do irrational, self-defeating things.

Download Roy's presentation (PDF)