Mark Griffiths, PhD

Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Gambling Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He has spent almost 30 years in the field and is internationally known for his work into gambling, gaming and other behavioral addictions. He has published over 500 refereed research papers, four books, 120+ book chapters and 1000+ other articles. He has won 14 national and international awards for his work, including the John Rosecrance Prize (1994), CELEJ Prize (1998), Joseph Lister Prize (2004) and the US National Council on Problem Gambling Lifetime Research Award (2013). He also does a lot of freelance journalism and has appeared on over 2500 radio and television programs.

Behavioral Addictions

Dr. Griffiths’ blog examines the psychology of behavioral addictions but views all addictions as biopsychosocial in origin, as all human behavior comprises an integrated mix of biology, psychology and sociology. Dr. Griffiths takes the view that any behavior that offers constant rewards can be potentially addictive.

12 Tips for a Digital Detox

Even though a small number of individuals are genuinely addicted to technology, we could all benefit from some “digital detoxing.”

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