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01 July 2021
20 Years of the Pathways Model: Understanding Disordered Gambling and Other Behavioural Addictions
Since its initial publication, the Pathways Model (Blaszczynski & Nower, 2002) has become a major framework for understanding the aetiology of gambling problems. This ground-breaking model has been hugely generative in clinical psychology and psychiatry approaches to gambling addiction, and the experimental analysis of gambling behaviour. The Pathways Model incorporates an array of psychological processes and risk factors, as well as proposing three main routes to developing disordered gambling behaviour. With rapid advances in research on other behavioural addictions including technological addictions, components of the Pathways Model also have translational utility in describing the many routes to excessive consumption.
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International Gambling Studies is inviting submissions for a Special Issue commemorating 20 years of this landmark paper, to be published in early 2022. We encourage submissions of both original research articles and review articles. The objectives of the Special Issue are to highlight the wealth of research that has been inspired by the Pathways Model, as well as knowledge gaps and areas for modernization. Manuscripts are encouraged on clinical subtyping and heterogeneity, or addressing any of the main components of the Model, including risk factors, comorbidities, cognitive distortions, conditioning processes, treatment and biological factors. Manuscripts may address gambling or the application of Pathways concepts to other behavioural addictions.
For consideration in the Special Issue, expressions of interest in the form of a 250-word abstract should be submitted by 1 February 2021, by email to the 3 guest editors. Full manuscripts due by 1 July 2021 via the IGS online manuscript submission site, to allow sufficient time for peer review for a print issue in 2022. Early submission is encouraged and manuscripts will be accepted into the special issue based on the order of acceptance. Accepted papers will be published online upon final acceptance and before print publication of the special issue.
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