Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101544
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About the Course:
This article examines the depiction of gambling in recent films. Often gambling is portrayed either very positively or very negatively. The authors found eight overlapping themes represented in these movies: (1) pathological gambling, (2) the magical skill of the professional gambler, (3) miraculous wins as happy endings, (4) gamblers are suckers, (5) gamblers cheat, (6) gambling is run by organized crime, (7) the casino heist, and (8) gambling as a symbolic backdrop to the story. These themes suggest that the portrayal of gambling in movies has a number of interesting distortions. The discussion centers on how these distortions have an impact on efforts to accurately disseminate information about gambling to the general public.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Images of Gambling in Film created by Barry Fritz, Masood Zangeneh, and Nigel E. Turner
Journal of Gambling Issues
Issue 20, June 2007
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about images of gambling in film. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe how social learning theory might explain the effect of gambling images in film on societal gambling behavior.
Discuss the methodology of the published study and how films were selected for inclusion in the project.
Identify the eight common and overlapping themes found in the movies examined and discuss how the gambling distortions represented may impact the public’s view of gambling behavior.
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