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James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

Professor (Clinical Health)

Phone
901.678.3736
Fax
901.678.4518
Office
Psychology Building, Room 126
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James P. Whelan, Ph.D.

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

Selected Recent Publications (* denotes a mentored student author)

  • Pfund, R. A.*, Peter, S. C.*, Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (2018). When does premature treatment termination occur? Examining session-by-session dropout among clients with gambling disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(2), 617-630.
  • Weinstock, J. et al. (2018). Call to action for gambling disorder in the United States. Addiction, 113, 1155-1158.
  • Peter, S. C.*, Whelan, J. P., Pfund, R. A.*, & Meyers, A. W. (2018). A text comprehension approach to questionnaire readability: An example using gambling disorder measures. Psychological Assessment, 30(12), 1567-1580.
  • Peter, S. C.*, Ginley, M. K., Whelan, J. P., & Winfree, W. R. (2018). Measurement invariance of the gamblers' beliefs questionnaire between gamblers in the United States and Argentina. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Available online.
  • Peter, S. C.*, Li, Q.*, Pfund, R. A.*, Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (2019). Public stigma across addictive behaviors: Casino gambling, eSports gambling, and Internet gaming. Journal of Gambling Studies. 35(1), 247-259.
  • Peter, S. C.*, Brett, E. I.*, Suda, M. T., Leavens, E. L. S.*, Miller, M. B.*, Leffingwell, T. R., Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (2019). A meta-analysis of brief personalized feedback interventions for problematic gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies. 35(2), 447-464.
  • Pfund, R. A.*, Whelan, J. P., Meyers, A. W., Peter, S. C.*, Ward, K. D., & Horn, T. L.* (2020). The use of a smartphone application to complete therapeutic homework in cognitive behavioral therapy for gambling disorder: A pilot acceptability and feasibility study. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 5, 156-163.
  • Winters, K., & Whelan, J.P. (2020). Gambling and cannabis use: Clinical and policy implications. Journal of Gambling Studies, 36(1), 223-241.
  • Pfund, R. A.*, Whelan, J. P., Peter, S. C.*, & Meyers, A. W. (2020). Can a motivational letter increase attendance to psychological treatment for gambling disorder? Psychological Services, 17(1), 102-109.
  • Pfund, R. A.*, Peter, S. C.*, Whelan, J. P., Meyers, A. W., Ginley, M. K., & Relyea, G. (2020). Is more better? A meta-analysis of dose and efficacy in face-to-face psychological treatments for problem and disordered gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Available online.
  • Peter, S. C.*, Whelan, J. P., Pfund, R. A.*, Meyers, A. W. (2020). Can motivational messages engage individuals at-risk for gambling disorder in an online assessment? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Available online
  • McPhail, A.*, Whelan, J. P., Peter, S. C.*, Li, Q.*, Winters, K. C., & Meyers, A. W. (2020). Sweetening the pot: Exploring differences between frequent gamblers who do and do not gamble under the influence of cannabis. Addictive Behaviors. Available online