Sociological speculations on treating problem gamblers: A clinical sociological imagination via a bio-psycho-social-sociological model

Abstract

This article explores the potential of a bio-psycho-social-sociological model as it pertains to C. Wright Mills's articulation of a sociological imagination and, especially, how these formulations may be used to help problem gamblers and their families. This tool might be seen as a "clinical sociological" one that complements, rather than replaces, existing psychologically oriented approaches. A number of speculations about the potential utility of this model are presented, and suggestions are outlined for future clinical sociological study of problematic gambling behaviors.

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