Biological Model (Gambling)

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: ruth7595
  • Created on: 29-03-15 22:36
View mindmap
  • Biological Model (Gambling)
    • Initiation
      • Gene DRD2 found in 50% of addicted gamblers and 25% of general population.This suggests DRD2 appears more frequently in gamblers and some people may inherit genetic predisposition to become susceptible (Comings 1998)
    • Maintenance
      • In gambling maintenance, has shown to increase dopamine levels in the brain so affects brain reward pathway.
      • + Meyer et al studied 14 male problem gamblers + 15 non-gamblers. In setting participants palyed black jack in casino with their own money. He found dopamine levels were significantly higher in problem gamblers during casino compared to non-problem gamblers. Suggets bio factors can impact gambling
      • Small sample= not representative.Gender bias so can't be generalised
    • Relapse
      • Can be explained by withdrawal symptoms
      • + Wray and Dickenson reported gamblers who are prevented from gambling often report changes that resemble withdrawal symptoms. Therefore may relapse to avoid unpleasant symptoms

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar resources:

See all resources »See all resources »