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  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K. (American Association for Marriage and Family TherapyHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010-01)
    This article, commissioned by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, supplies clinicians with up-to-date information about problem gambling and its recent developments. It provides insight into problem ...
  • Roberts, L. E.; Williams, Robert J.; Marlin, R. G. (McMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1981)
    An earlier paper in this series depicted visceral learning as a problem in concept identification in which subjects seek information about the visceral target (Roberts, Williams, Farrell, & Marlin. 1979). Concepts pertaining ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn; Davis, R. Meghan (National Association of Gambling Studies AustraliaSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004-05)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeOntario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2008-11-14)
    The purpose of the present paper is to provide guidance about promising practices in the prevention of problem gambling that derives from the comprehensive review of the evidence contained in Williams, West, & Simpson‟s ...
  • Deshpande, Sameer; Basil, Michael; Basford, Lynn; Thorpe, Karran; Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla; Droessler, Judith; Cardwell, Kelly; Williams, Robert J.; Bureau, Alexandre (Haworth Press, Inc.ManagementEducationSchool of Health SciencesLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-11-28)
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is one of the most preventable sources of developmental abnormalities, and has a singular cause-alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Estimates for the costs of treatment of a single ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Blackwell Publishing LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociology, 2004-12)
    The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (University of Toronto PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-09)
    The proportion of gambling revenue derived from problem gamblers is an important issue when considering the appropriateness of government-sponsored gambling. Figures obtained from prior research are tentative due to ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Most adolescent substance abusers neither seek out nor receive formal treatment for their substance abuse. Despite this, most adolescent substance abusers eventually curb their substance use by their mid to late 20’s ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Hagen, Brad; Peters, Tracey (SpringerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    Conventional views towards psychosis typically portray psychosis as an illness of the brain with a generally poor prognosis, even if treated with antipsychotics. However, there is a growing body of literature which ...
  • McLaughlin, Patricia; White, Nick; King, Kate; Hann, Robert G; Williams, Robert J; Schopflocher, Donald; West, Beverly; Flexhaug, Trevor (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    This Front-Line Manual, written mainly by and from the perspective of the QLS front-line staff describes how they developed, tested, and put into practice the methodology to achieve their extremely high retention rate. ...
  • Hagen, Brad F.; Gallagher, Elaine M. (Perspectives: Journal of the Gerontological Nursing AssociationSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Victoria, 1997)
    This article describes an alternative approach to evaluating a program involving support groups for family caregivers, using focus group interviews conducted three months following a 10-week program. This was one component ...
  • Gregory, David; Guse, Lorna; Dick, Diana Davidson; Davis, Penny; Russell, Cindy (A Research Report Submitted to the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS)School of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of ManitobaSaskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (SIAST)University of Tennessee (Memphis), 2008-10-31)
    This study was conducted to understand patient safety from an educationsystems perspective (Gregory, Guse, Davidson Dick, Russell, 2007). Within the health care system, addressing patient safety from a systems perspective ...
  • McGowan, Virginia; Droessler, Judith; Nixon, Gary; Grimshaw, Misty (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health SciencesLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2000-12)
    The purpose of this overview is to systematically identify and critically analyze the relevant scientific, descriptive, and policy-oriented literature in this area with the aim of providing a resource that will inform ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Hagen, Brad; Peters, Tracey (SpringerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    While mainstream psychiatry tends to view psychosis as an enduring and chronic condition, there is growing interest in the possibility of recovery from psychosis. A phenomenological research method was utilized in ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Roberts, Larry E. (Blackwell PublishingCommunity Services, Thompson, ManitobaMcMaster University, 1988)
    A widely-expressed view based on early studies of the verbal report in biofeedback holds that response awareness is unnecessary for learned control of visceral responding. However, more recent evidence has questioned this ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K. (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral StudiesUniversity of Ottawa, 2001-01)
    The contribution of Virginia Satir (1916-1988) as a pioneer in the field of family therapy has been undervalued due to the lack of systematic writing about her theory and method. Over three decades, she relied predominantly ...
  • Kulig, Judith Celene; Reimer, William; Townsend, Ivan; Edge, Dana; Lightfoot, Nancy; Kimmel, Ainslee; Hosgood, Emma (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesDepartment of NursingUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    There are mounting concerns about individual and community preparedness for disasters in part because disasters are increasing in numbers. Circumstances such as pine beetle infestations, climate change and an increased ...
  • Kulig, Judith Celene; Reimer, William; Townsend, Ivan; Edge, Dana; Lightfoot, Nancy; Kimmel, Ainslee; Hosgood, Emma (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesDepartment of NursingUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    Mounting concerns about individual and community preparedness for disasters are being voiced, in part because natural disasters are increasing. In Canada, circumstances such as pine beetle infestations, reduced precipitation ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Fernwood PublishingAddiction Centre, Foothills HospitalAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, 1999)
    The assessment of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is made when there is evidence of alcohol use during pregnancy; growth deficiencies; characteristic facial features; and central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Psychological ...

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