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James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

Professor (Clinical Health), Director of Psychological Services Center

Psychology Building, Room 126
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Ph.D., The University of Memphis
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A., LaSalle College

Research Interests

  • Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
  • Gambling Behavior


Whelan, J. P., Steenbergh, T. A., & Meyers, A. W. (2007) Problem and Pathological Gambling. Cambridge MA: Hogrefe & Huber

Sample of Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Ginley, M. K.*, Whelan, J. P., Meyers, A. W., Relyea, G. E., & Pearlson, G. (2014). Exploring a multidimensional approach to impulsivity in predicting college student gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30, 521-536.

  • Ginley, M. K.*, Whelan, J. P., Relyea, G. E., Simmons, J. L., Meyers, A. W. & Pearlson, G. (2015). College student beliefs about wagering: An evaluation of the adolescent gambling expectancies survey. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31, 161-172.

  • Teeter, J. B.*, Ginley, M. K.*, Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, J. P. (2015). The moderating effect of gender on the relation between expectancies and gambling frequency among college students. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31, 173-182.

  • Hesterson, D., Whelan, J. P., Braunlich, C. (2015). Setting the standard for responsible gambling: The Caesars Entertainment experience. The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report.

  • Winfree, W. R.*, Ginley, M. K.*, Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of the Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire with treatment-seeking disordered gamblers. Addictive Behaviors, 43, 97-102.

  • Marchetti, D.*, Whelan, J.P., Verrocchio, M.C., Ginley, M.K.*, Fulcheri, M., Relyea, G.E., & Meyers, A.W. (2016). Psychometric evaluation of the Italian translation of the Gamblers' Belief Questionnaire. International Gambling Studies, 16, 17-30.

  • Simmons, J.*, Whelan, J. P., Meyers, A. W. (2016). Gambling outcome expectancies and gambling behavior among African-American adolescents: Gender as a moderating variable. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 205-215.

  • Ginley, M.K.*, Whelan, J.P., Keating, H.A.*, & Meyers, A.W. (in press). Gambling warning messages: The impact of winning and losing on message reception across a gambling session. Psychology of Addictive Behavior.

  • Pfund, R.A.*, Whelan, J.P., Greenburg, J.E.*, Peter, S.C.*, & Meyers, A.W. (in press). Psychological distress as an indicator of co-occurring psychopathology among treatment-seeking disordered gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies.

  • Peter, S.C.*, Whelan, J.P., Ginley, M.K.*, Pfund, R.A.*, & Meyers, A.W. (in press). Disordered gamblers with and without ADHD: The role of coping in elevated psychological distress. International Gambling Studies.

*signifies student authors