Research Topics

Our research focuses on understanding and explaining the mechanisms that underlie impulsivity as well as problem/pathological gambling

About Impulsivity

Impulsivity has been variously defined as human behavior without adequate thought, the tendency to act with less forethought than do most individuals of equal ability and knowledge, or a predisposition toward rapid, unplanned reactions to internal or external stimuli with diminished regard to the negative consequences of these reactions.

About Gambling

Gambling is a common behavior in which the majority of adolescents and adults participate.  Gambling can be defined as placing something of value at risk in hopes of gaining something of greater value.