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What's Luck Got to Do with It? by Joseph Mazur

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Index

addiction, xii–xv, 29, 179, 218, 264n4; behavioral analysis and, 155–56, 186, 193–201; big business and, 36, 39–40; Brummell and, 41–42; compulsive gamblers and, 155, 184, 187, 201, 213; dopamine production and, 200; emotional highs and, 154, 194–96, 200; family effects from, 194; greed and, 156 (see also greed); loss of savings from, 209–10; neurobiological research on, 193–94, 199–201; pathological gamblers and, 185–89, 193–201; problem gamblers and, 186–87, 190, 193; retirees and, 209–12; as self-medication, 194–96; sensation-seeking and, 194–95; suicide and, 194; ventral tegmental area (VTA) and, 199–200; Western culture and, 186

aggies, 155–59, 224

alcohol, 193, 197, 199–201

Alexandrovna, Polina, 184, 188

Alfonso, I, King of León and ...

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