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Memory Failure and Decision Making: The case of Gambling in Australia


Bostock, WW, Memory Failure and Decision Making: The case of Gambling in Australia, International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4, (2) pp. 181-187. ISSN 2248-9010 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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For computers, memory is essential to continued operation. Similarly, the human individualís functioning is severely compromised by large-scale memory failure, which can be a characteristic of many diseases and injuries. Some views of the relationship between memory and mental process as seen by classical and modern writers are considered. Within human society, a similar relationship exists. As a case study, one can interpret gambling in Australia as an activity that can be very harmful to the individual and to society, and its continued practice requires memory failure in terms of mounting past losses. Whether the memory failure is deliberate or involuntary is a question for future qualitative research.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Memory failure, collective memory, gambling, Australia.
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Other law, politics and community services
Objective Field:Other law, politics and community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bostock, WW (Dr William Bostock)
ID Code:88178
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-01-16
Last Modified:2014-08-07
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