Although little is known regarding gambling behavior etiology, the Pathway model has frequently been cited as a possible explanation for psychiatric co-morbidities in problem gamblers. At the JC, we will discuss pros and cons of conceptual psychiatric models, possible critiques against the models, as well as implications for treatment study design. 

Title of the article to be discussed:

Blaszczynski, A., & Nower, L. (2002). A pathways model of problem and pathological gambling. Addiction97(5), 487-499.

The JC will be led by doctoral student Olof Molander, and associate professor Anne H. Berman.

The Journal Club is intended for PhD-students associated with CPF. Coffee and sandwiches will be available from 8.15 AM. Registration for the JC is not necessary!

It will be possible to join in on video conference through ZOOM, contact Karolina Sörman ( for this purpose.

Instructions regarding ZOOM:

You can also get connected through smartphone (download the app ZOOM). Click on "join a meeting", type in the meeting code that Karolina will provide you with and choose username. For a group to join in, you can use a web camera. For this purpose, download ZOOM on your laptop (for SLL-computers, the installation might take some time so prepare this well in time). To join the meeting, click on the link provided by Karolina.