Synopses & Reviews
The guide gives the practitioner an understanding of why children and adolescents may come to play fruit machines/video games to excess and includes knowledge about the risk factors involved in this. It includes practical and common-sense interventions that may be beneficial for such children and adolescents and also includes practical advice to give to parents facing their child’s behavioural addiction.
"Some of these [books in the PACTS series 2] are quite outstanding guides for practitioners, full of practical steps to take and worldly wisdom as well as good theretical grounding ... there are a couple on behaviours that are less commonly covered in other places, including Avoiding Risky Sex, and Gambling. Its is very welcome to have these issues addressed in such a pragmatic way ... Overall I would recommend that this series is present for anybody working with adolescents, as they provide a very useful guide for trainees to get stuck in with treatment." Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 9, No. 2, 2004, pp 92-96
This practical guide is designed for anyone working with children, adolescents and their families. It offers a valuable insight into the different forms of gambling and games addiction whilst offering hints for parents when faced with this behavioural addiction.
About the Author
Mark Griffiths is lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Behavioural Addictions.
Part II: Technological Addictions.
Part III: Adolescent Gambling.
Part IV: Gambling on Fruit Machines.
Part V: Videogames and Fruit Machines – Commonalities.
Part VI: Adolescent Videogame Playing.
Part VII: Fruit Machines and Videogames – Some Final Comments.
Hints for Parents.