W S Slutske

Summary

Affiliation: University of Missouri
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Shared genetic vulnerability for disordered gambling and alcohol use disorder in men and women: evidence from a national community-based Australian Twin Study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:525-34. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Genetic overlap between personality and risk for disordered gambling: evidence from a national community-based Australian twin study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:250-5. 2013
  3. pmc Undercontrolled temperament at age 3 predicts disordered gambling at age 32: a longitudinal study of a complete birth cohort
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:510-6. 2012
  4. pmc Disordered gambling as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the South Oaks Gambling Screen: evidence for a common etiologic structure
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:743-51. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Sensation seeking in females from opposite- versus same-sex twin pairs: hormone transfer or sibling imitation?
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Behav Genet 41:533-42. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The family history method in disordered gambling research: a comparison of reports obtained from discordant twin pairs
    Wendy S Slutske
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:340-6. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Do college students drink more than their non-college-attending peers? Evidence from a population-based longitudinal female twin study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:530-40. 2004
  8. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on disordered gambling in men and women
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:624-30. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders among US college students and their non-college-attending peers
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:321-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The natural history of problem gambling from age 18 to 29
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:263-74. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Genetic Epidemiology of Pathological Gambling
    Wendy Slutske; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. doi request reprint Shared genetic vulnerability for disordered gambling and alcohol use disorder in men and women: evidence from a national community-based Australian Twin Study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:525-34. 2013
    ..More research is needed on the genetic overlap between DG and other substance use disorders, as well as the genetic overlap between DG and other (non-substance-related) psychiatric disorders...
  2. doi request reprint Genetic overlap between personality and risk for disordered gambling: evidence from a national community-based Australian twin study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:250-5. 2013
    ..Using a broad-band inventory of personality supports the conclusion that there probably is a substantial proportion of genetic variation in DG that cannot be explained by individual differences in personality...
  3. pmc Undercontrolled temperament at age 3 predicts disordered gambling at age 32: a longitudinal study of a complete birth cohort
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:510-6. 2012
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  4. pmc Disordered gambling as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the South Oaks Gambling Screen: evidence for a common etiologic structure
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:743-51. 2011
    ..This study highlights the utility of twin studies for appraising the validity of the diagnostic nomenclature...
  5. doi request reprint Sensation seeking in females from opposite- versus same-sex twin pairs: hormone transfer or sibling imitation?
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Behav Genet 41:533-42. 2011
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  6. doi request reprint The family history method in disordered gambling research: a comparison of reports obtained from discordant twin pairs
    Wendy S Slutske
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:340-6. 2010
    ..The results of this study suggest that relying solely on family history assessments of disordered gambling and gambling involvement can lead to incorrect estimates of the strength of the family history effect...
  7. ncbi request reprint Do college students drink more than their non-college-attending peers? Evidence from a population-based longitudinal female twin study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:530-40. 2004
    ..These results are consistent with the conclusion that some aspect of the college experience may be an important environmental risk factor for this pattern of drinking among young adults...
  8. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on disordered gambling in men and women
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:624-30. 2010
    ..Women now represent nearly half of all individuals in treatment for pathological gambling (PG), but relatively little is known about the causes of PG among women or potential sex differences in the causes of PG...
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders among US college students and their non-college-attending peers
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:321-7. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint The natural history of problem gambling from age 18 to 29
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:263-74. 2003
    ..The present study is consistent with the limited evidence available on the natural history of problem gambling in the community in suggesting that natural recovery may be the rule rather than the exception...
  11. doi request reprint The Australian Twin Study of Gambling (OZ-GAM): rationale, sample description, predictors of participation, and a first look at sources of individual differences in gambling involvement
    Wendy S Slutske
    University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, United States of America
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:63-78. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Genes, environment, and individual differences in alcohol expectancies among female adolescents and young adults
    Wendy S Slutske
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:308-17. 2002
    ..The extent to which the familial similarity for positive alcohol expectancies was moderated by age, race, drinking status, and the sharing of peer groups was also examined...
  13. ncbi request reprint Personality and the genetic risk for alcohol dependence
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:124-33. 2002
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  14. pmc Pathological gambling recovery in the absence of abstinence
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addiction 105:2169-75. 2010
    ..To examine the role of abstinence from gambling versus controlled gambling in recovery from pathological gambling (PG) in a community-based survey...
  15. ncbi request reprint A twin study of the association between pathological gambling and antisocial personality disorder
    W S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:297-308. 2001
    ..The antisocial behavior observed among many individuals with PG probably cannot be interpreted as being simply a consequence of the PG...
  16. ncbi request reprint Personality and problem gambling: a prospective study of a birth cohort of young adults
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychologcal Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia 65211, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:769-75. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint The genetics of antisocial behavior
    W S Slutske
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 3:158-62. 2001
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  18. pmc Searching for an environmental effect of parental alcoholism on offspring alcohol use disorder: a genetically informed study of children of alcoholics
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:534-51. 2008
    ..The results of this study suggest that the direct causal effect of being exposed to an alcoholic parent on offspring alcohol use disorder is modest at best...
  19. ncbi request reprint Natural recovery and treatment-seeking in pathological gambling: results of two U.S. national surveys
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:297-302. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to document the rates of recovery, treatment-seeking, and natural recovery among individuals with DSM-IV pathological gambling disorder in two large and representative U.S. national surveys...
  20. doi request reprint Sex differences in the rates of recovery, treatment-seeking, and natural recovery in pathological gambling: results from an Australian community-based twin survey
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, United States
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:425-32. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the value in continuing to develop self-help and brief treatments for PG that will appeal to those who are unlikely to seek formal help...
  21. ncbi request reprint Common genetic risk factors for conduct disorder and alcohol dependence
    W S Slutske
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 107:363-74. 1998
    ..The results suggest that there are common genetic risk factors for CD and AD or that CD itself is an important genetically influenced risk factor for AD...
  22. ncbi request reprint The heritability of alcoholism symptoms: "indicators of genetic and environmental influence in alcohol-dependent individuals" revisited
    W S Slutske
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 23:759-69. 1999
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  23. pmc Longitudinal patterns of gambling activities and associated risk factors in college students
    Anna E Goudriaan
    University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO, USA
    Addiction 104:1219-32. 2009
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  24. ncbi request reprint Towards a molecular epidemiology of alcohol dependence: analysing the interplay of genetic and environmental risk factors
    A C Heath
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Br J Psychiatry Suppl 40:s33-40. 2001
    ..Progress in identifying genetic factors protective against alcohol dependence (AlcD) requires a paradigm shift in psychiatric epidemiology...
  25. pmc The genetics of addiction-a translational perspective
    A Agrawal
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e140. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of non-response to a questionnaire survey of a volunteer twin panel: findings from the Australian 1989 twin cohort
    A C Heath
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 40 N. Kingshighway, Suite One, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Twin Res 4:73-80. 2001
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  27. pmc A genetically informed study of marital instability and its association with offspring psychopathology
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:570-86. 2005
    ..The results are consistent with a causal connection between marital instability and psychopathology in young-adult offspring...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hangover frequency and risk for alcohol use disorders: evidence from a longitudinal high-risk study
    Thomas M Piasecki
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, US
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:223-34. 2005
    ..Several nonhangover drinking symptoms failed to predict later diagnoses. Taken together, the findings suggest a need for further research and theory on the role of hangover in the etiology of drinking problems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Positive alcohol expectancies partially mediate the relation between delinquent behavior and alcohol use: generalizability across age, sex, and race in a cohort of 85,000 Iowa schoolchildren
    Madeline H Meier
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 21:25-34. 2007
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  30. pmc Frequency and correlates of diary-measured hangoverlike experiences in a college sample
    Thomas M Piasecki
    Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:163-9. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that HLE is a common outcome of college drinking and attest to the feasibility of using electronic diaries to assess its episode- and person-level correlates...
  31. ncbi request reprint Defining nicotine dependence for genetic research: evidence from Australian twins
    Christina N Lessov
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychol Med 34:865-79. 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of the Hangover Symptoms Scale: prevalence and correlates of Hangover Symptoms in college students
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1442-50. 2003
    ..In the present study, we developed and evaluated a new scale, the Hangover Symptoms Scale (HSS), to potentially fill this void...
  33. ncbi request reprint Emotional and behavioral problems among female twins: an evaluation of the equal environments assumption
    Nikole J Cronk
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:829-37. 2002
    ..To evaluate the equal environments assumption (EEA) of the twin method for mother-reported symptoms of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems...
  34. ncbi request reprint Antisocial behavior and alcoholism: a behavioral genetic perspective on comorbidity
    I D Waldman
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 20:255-87. 2000
    ..e., genetic and environmental influences) on comorbidity. Although not a panacea and somewhat demanding technically, behavior genetic approaches can shed new light on the comorbidity among disorders...
  35. pmc The role of harsh discipline in explaining sex differences in conduct disorder: a study of opposite-sex twin pairs
    Madeline H Meier
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 37:653-64. 2009
    ..A more stringent test of sex differences involves eliminating these between-family differences by studying boys and girls within the same family...
  36. ncbi request reprint Genetic effects on alcohol dependence risk: re-evaluating the importance of psychiatric and other heritable risk factors
    Valerie S Knopik
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Psychol Med 34:1519-30. 2004
    ..Genetic influences have been shown to play a major role in determining the risk of alcohol dependence (AD) in both women and men; however, little attention has been directed to identifying the major sources of genetic variation in AD risk...
  37. pmc A genetically informed study of the processes underlying the association between parental marital instability and offspring adjustment
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, VA 47405, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:486-99. 2006
    ..In contrast, the increased risk for cohabitation and earlier initiation of drug use was explained by selection factors, including genetic confounds. ((c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)...
  38. pmc A genetically informed study of the association between harsh punishment and offspring behavioral problems
    Stacy K Lynch
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:190-8. 2006
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  39. pmc Family structure and age at menarche: a children-of-twins approach
    Jane Mendle
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:533-42. 2006
    ..These findings strongly suggest selection, and not causation, accounts for the relationship between stepfathering and early menarche...
  40. pmc Marital conflict and conduct problems in Children of Twins
    K Paige Harden
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Child Dev 78:1-18. 2007
    ..Furthermore, genetic influences mediated the association between marital conflict frequency and conduct problems. These results highlight the need for quasiexperimental designs in investigations of intergenerational associations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of mothers' retrospective reports of smoking during pregnancy: comparison with twin sister informant ratings
    Andrew C Heath
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Twin Res 6:297-301. 2003
    ..We conclude that retrospective smoking data can safely be used to identify potential associations of later child outcomes with maternal smoking during pregnancy...
  42. ncbi request reprint Risk for separation anxiety disorder among girls: paternal absence, socioeconomic disadvantage, and genetic vulnerability
    Nikole J Cronk
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:237-47. 2004
    ..Paternal absence was found to have an important influence in vulnerability for SAD, whereas the effect of socioeconomic disadvantage was less robust. Evidence for race differences in the etiology of SAD was not found...
  43. pmc The reliability and validity of the family history method for assessing pathological gambling and gambling involvement
    Jarrod M Ellingson
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:292-9. 2010
    ..The results of this study support the use of the FH method for studies of PG and gambling involvement. A number of potential explanations for the low sensitivity of FH reports of PG are elaborated...
  44. pmc A behavior genetic investigation of adolescent motherhood and offspring mental health problems
    K Paige Harden
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesvile, VA 29904 4400, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:667-83. 2007
    ..The generalizability of these results to the United States, which has a higher adolescent birth rate, is discussed...
  45. pmc Impulsive and callous traits are more strongly associated with delinquent behavior in higher risk neighborhoods among boys and girls
    Madeline H Meier
    Department of Psychological Sciences and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:377-85. 2008
    ..Gender differences were also examined, and results were replicated in a holdout sample...
  46. pmc Research review: DSM-V conduct disorder: research needs for an evidence base
    Terrie E Moffitt
    Duke University, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:3-33. 2008
    ..We outline specific research questions and study designs needed to build the lacking evidence base for or against proposed changes to DSM-V conduct disorder...
  47. ncbi request reprint Maternal alcohol use disorder and offspring ADHD: disentangling genetic and environmental effects using a children-of-twins design
    Valerie S Knopik
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Community Health, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1461-71. 2006
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  48. ncbi request reprint Escalation of drug use in early-onset cannabis users vs co-twin controls
    Michael T Lynskey
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    JAMA 289:427-33. 2003
    ..Previous studies have reported that early initiation of cannabis (marijuana) use is a significant risk factor for other drug use and drug-related problems...
  49. pmc Intergenerational transmission of childhood conduct problems: a Children of Twins Study
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:820-9. 2007
    ..The familial nature of childhood conduct problems has been well documented, but few genetically informed studies have explicitly explored the processes through which parental conduct problems influence an offspring's behavior problems...
  50. ncbi request reprint Contributions of parental alcoholism, prenatal substance exposure, and genetic transmission to child ADHD risk: a female twin study
    Valerie S Knopik
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Community Health, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Med 35:625-35. 2005
    ..Little attention, however, has been directed to investigating the roles of genetic transmission and prenatal exposure simultaneously...
  51. ncbi request reprint Age of first marijuana use and the occurrence of marijuana use disorders in Southwest California Indians
    Cindy L Ehlers
    The Scripps Research Institute TSRI, Department of Neuropharmacology CVN 14, 10550 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:290-6. 2007
    ..These data suggest that effective environmental prevention efforts at reducing early marijuana use may be an important strategy to lower the prevalence of use disorders in this high risk population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to pathological gambling symptoms in a 10-year follow-up
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:174-9. 2007
    ..This may reflect the changed social-cultural environment between 1992 and 2002, characterized by increasing access to legalized gambling...
  53. ncbi request reprint Age at first intoxication and alcohol use disorders in Southwest California Indians
    Cindy L Ehlers
    Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1856-65. 2006
    ..S. ethnic group, the relationship of age of onset of intoxication with alcohol dependence in Native American populations is relatively unknown...
  54. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pathological gambling at 10-year follow-up in a national sample of middle-aged men
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addiction 102:970-8. 2007
    ..Co-twin analyses accounted for familial contributions to past-year gambling problems...
  55. ncbi request reprint Pathways of youth gambling problem severity
    Ken C Winters
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:104-7. 2005
    ..Findings are discussed in light of extant research on adolescent gambling that heretofore has not benefited from a developmental pathway perspective...

Research Grants5

  1. Genetic Epidemiology of Pathological Gambling
    Wendy Slutske; Fiscal Year: 2007
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