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James P. Whelan James P. Whelan

Associate Professor
Director, Psychological Services Center
Co-Director, The Institute for Gambling Education and Research
Psychology Building, Room 126
901.678.3736 (telephone)
901.678.4518 (fax)
jwhelan@memphis.edu
Gambling Clinic website
Gambling Lab website

Education

Ph.D., The University of Memphis
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A., LaSalle College

Research Interests

  • Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
  • Gambling Behavior

Book

Whelan, J. P., Steenbergh, T. A., & Meyers, A. W. (2007) Problem and Pathological Gambling. Cambridge MA: Hogrefe & Huber

Sample of Peer Reviewed Publications

Steenbergh, T.A., Whelan, J.P., Meyers, A.W., Klesges, R.C., & DeBon, M. (2008).  Gambling and health risk-taking behaviors in a military sample. Military Medicine, 173(5), 452-459.

Wickwire, E., Whelan, J.P., Meyers, A. W., Luellen, J., & Studaway, A.  (2009). Environmental correlates of gambling behavior among college students: A partial application of problem  behavior theory to gambling.  Journal of College Student Development, 49(5), 459-475.

Wickwire, E., Whelan, J.P., & Meyers, A. W. (2010). Outcome expectancies and gambling behavior among urban adolescents. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 24, 75-88.

Mitzner, G.B., Whelan, J.P., & Meyers, A.W. (in press) Comments from the trenches: Proposed changes to the DSM-V Classification of Pathological Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Yorgason, D., Whelan, J.P., & Meyers, A.W. (in press). Perceived religious support for problem gambling:  Does church doctrine influence help-seeking? Mental Health, Religion, and Culture.

 

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