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TitleThe Psychology of Chinese Gambling [electronic resource] : A Cultural and Historical Perspective / by Chi Chuen Chan, William Wai Lim Li, Amy Sau Lam Chiu
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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This book critically discusses the psychology of Chinese gambling from a cultural perspective. In particular, it investigates the history of gambling, the prevalence of gambling in China, and the personality of Chinese gamblers and explores how the Chinese culture has contributed to the development of gambling and gambling problems. Further, it examines specific evidence-based treatment for Chinese problem gamblers and provides a therapeutic model that is tailored to their needs and psychology. This book useful for students and academics conducting research on Chinese gamblers and the treatments that work for them


1. A cultural history of Chinese gambling I (from ancient period to Yuan dynasty) -- 2. A cultural history of Chinese gambling II (from Ming dynasty to the modern period) -- 3. Gambling in China: prevalence and the state of the gambling in China -- 4. The etiology of Chinese gambling from a cultural perspective -- 5. The personality of Chinese gamblers, a cultural perspective -- 6. Cultural implications of psychological treatments on Chinese disordered gamblers: Which works and which doesn't work? -- 7. A culturally attuned therapeutic model for Chinese disordered gamblers -- 8. The future of Chinese gambling: a cultural conclusion

Psychology clinical Consciousness Civilization-History Social work Clinical Psychology. Personality and Social Psychology. Cultural History. Social Work.


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