James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

Professor (Clinical Health), Director of Psychological Services Center

Phone
901.678.3736
Email
jwhelan@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.4518
Office
Psychology Building, Room 126
Office Hours
Contact

Education

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

Book

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

Sample of Peer Reviewed Publications

  • 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.

  • Ginley, M. K.*, Whelan, J. P., Relyea, G. E., Meyers, A. W., & Pearlson, G. D. (2016). Testing the acquired preparedness model: Predicting college student gambling frequency and symptomatology. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31, 907-919.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ginley, M.K.*, Whelan, J.P., Keating, H.A.*, & Meyers, A.W. (2016). Gambling warning messages: The impact of winning and losing on message reception across a gambling session. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 30(8), 931-938.

  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2016.1231211

  • 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.

  • Ginley, M.K.*, Whelan, J.P., Pfund, R.A.*, Peter, S.C.*, & Meyers, A.W. (in press). Warning messages for electronic gambling machines: Evidence for regulatory policies. Addiction Research and Theory. DOI : 10.1080/16066359.2017.1321740.


*signifies student authors