Navigation Links
That impulsive, moody preschooler may grow up to be a problem gambler
Date:4/23/2012

Give me the child at 3 and I will give you the adult compulsive gambler. That is the striking finding of a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science.

Based on tests of over 900 individuals beginning in toddlerhood, the study found that "people who were rated at age three as being more restless, inattentive, oppositional, and moody than other three-year old children were twice as likely to grow up to have problems with gambling as adults three decades later," says psychologist Wendy S. Slutske of University of Missouri, who conducted the study with Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi, both of Duke University and University College/London; and Richie Poulton of University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

As the first study to establish a causal link between a so-called "under-controlled" temperament in early childhood and later compulsive gambling, said Slutske, it answers a crucial question: "How early can we tell a person is at increased risk?"

The study looked at individuals from the Dunedin (New Zealand) Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a longitudinal study of one birth cohort. Based on behaviors observed during a 90-minute assessment, 1,037 three-year-olds were categorized as having one of five temperaments: under-controlled, inhibited, confident, reserved, or well adjusted. Those children who were categorized as having an under-controlled temperament were more restless, impulsive, and negative and were less able to regulate their emotions.

At ages 21 and 36, 939 of the study participants answered questions about gambling behavior. At 21, 86 percent of the respondents had gambled, but only 13 percent in a "disordered" waydefined by such problems as a preoccupation with gambling; a need to wager more and more to get the same enjoyment; getting into financial, personal, or work-related difficulties because of gambling; and difficulty in cut
'/>"/>

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Midroog Ltd., an Affiliate of Moodys Investors Services, Rates Potential new Debt of Elbit Imaging
2. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
3. Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers
4. New funding will help researchers learn how preschoolers move, battle early child obesity
5. Preschoolers language skills improve more when theyre placed with more-skilled peers
6. New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
7. Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers
8. Brain imaging study of preschoolers with ADHD detects brain differences linked to symptoms
9. $1 million USDA grant aims to reduce obesity in preschoolers
10. Model for managing asthma in preschoolers leads to dramatic drop in ER visits and hospitalizations
11. U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... or ,killer waves, could stop many victims of major head ... Lancet Neurology has found. Scientists have ... spreading depolarizations now of keen interest to the U.S. military ... the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Researchers at King,s ...
... A majority of Americans professing belief in God favor ... spread of nuclear weapons - branding it a moral ... jointly by the University of Maryland,s Center for International ... on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). The nearly 1,500 ...
... traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a "genomic ... of the cells, normal gene expression patterns. In ... of Experimental Medicine , members of a nationwide research ... the immune system response to serious injury, findings which ...
... hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer may have a new ... results of a study by the SWOG clinical trials ... Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The combination of the ... SWOG S0226 trial extended the median survival time of ...
... the following scenario: Their favorite player scores a three-point shot. ... But does the fact that he scored the last time ... change the probability that he will score again? New ... at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem shatters the myth that ...
... mother may be able to help her children better resist ... a study involving the University of Adelaide. A paper ... researchers from Duke University in the United States and the ... can strengthen an offspring,s immune system in the brain. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain tsunamis' are clue to helping victims of major head injuries 2Health News:Brain tsunamis' are clue to helping victims of major head injuries 3Health News:US believers favor international action on climate change, nuclear risk: UMD poll 2Health News:US believers favor international action on climate change, nuclear risk: UMD poll 3Health News:Traumatic injury sets off a 'genomic storm' in immune system pathways 2Health News:Traumatic injury sets off a 'genomic storm' in immune system pathways 3Health News:Anti-estrogen combo better than single drug for hormone-sensitive breast cancer 2Health News:Heads up Kobe Bryant! Research shows that trying for another 3-pointer is a mistake 2Health News:A mother's touch may protect against drug cravings 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... DALLAS , December 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Research Report on Global Disposable Syringe Industry ... to its online business intelligence library. ... Global Disposable Syringe Industry is a professional ... Syringe market.  For overview analysis, the report ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...   Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company ... for behavioral health and chronic pain conditions, today ... equity financing from new and existing investors, according ... Chief Executive Officer. The financing will ... Health,s GeneSight ®  products.  GeneSight,s patented ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  The American Diabetes Association ... target for people with diabetes and that all ... doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes ... the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American ... the most recent changes to the Association,s annual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4
... Ala., Nov. 14, 2011 Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today announced ... Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution USP, 120mg/12mg per ... Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution in the U.S. for the ... million, according to IMS Health. About ...
... PARIS, November 14, 2011 ... to protect healthcare professionals from contamination risks, Hutchinson Santé announces the launch of ... solution will increase patient safety against nosocomial infections. The G-Bact ... exclusive antimicrobial layer that kills more than 99% ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hutchinson Santé Propose an Innovative Solution for Surgeons Which Deals With the Risk of Infection From Glove Breaches 2Hutchinson Santé Propose an Innovative Solution for Surgeons Which Deals With the Risk of Infection From Glove Breaches 3Hutchinson Santé Propose an Innovative Solution for Surgeons Which Deals With the Risk of Infection From Glove Breaches 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: