Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Princeton University Press. Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible--even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion.

Schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and "ambience management, " player tracking and cash access systems--all designed to meet the market's desire for maximum "time on device. Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers' everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.

Addiction by design is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life. Addiction by design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.

Drawing on fifteen years of field research in las vegas, social demands, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the "machine zone, " in which daily worries, and even bodily awareness fade away. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay.

At stake in schüll's account of the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance is a blurring of the line between design and experience, profit and loss, control and compulsion.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?Nir Eyal answers these questions and many more by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior.

Portfolio. Through consecutive “hook cycles, ” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. Hooked is written for product managers, marketers, designers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

Eyal provides readers with:• Practical insights to create user habits that stick. Actionable steps for building products people love. Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products.



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Portfolio. Tia is paid to fulfil all kinds of desires. Despite her madam's protection, most of all, Tia is drawn into a world of increasing danger, resist the temptation of drugs and, trying to dodge undercover cops, avoid falling in love with the wrong man. As jenny juggles the twin roles of professor and prostitute, the eventual strain of keeping her life secret from friends and family forces her to re-examine everything - before her two worlds inevitably collide.


Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us into Temptation

John Wiley Sons. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work. Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we're susceptible to certain persuasive techniques.

Organized by the seven deadly sins, it includes:pride -- use social proof to position your product in line with your visitors' valuessloth -- build a path of least resistance that leads users where you want them to goGluttony -- escalate customers' commitment and use loss aversion to keep them thereAnger -- understand the power of metaphysical arguments and anonymityEnvy -- create a culture of status around your product and feed aspirational desiresLust -- turn desire into commitment by using emotion to defeat rational behaviorGreed -- keep customers engaged by reinforcing the behaviors you desireNow you too can leverage human fallibility to create powerful persuasive interfaces that people will love to use -- but will you use your new knowledge for good or evil? Learn more on the companion website, evilbydesign.

Info. Portfolio. Learn how companies make us feel good about doing what they want.


Portfolio. Retaining the focus and the spirit of the acclaimed First Edition, treatment, Second Edition, education, addresses the major issues involved in the continuing drug legalization debate - including deterrence, The Drug Legalization Debate, and prevention. John Wiley Sons. It also examines drug use trends at the end of the millennium, the use of cannabis as a wonder drug and a look at whether legalizing drugs would really reduce violent crime.

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Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

John Wiley Sons. Katherine sharpe, the former editor of Seed magazine’s ScienceBlogs. Com, addresses the questions that millions of young men and women are struggling with. Used book in Good Condition. Where does my personality end and my prescription begin?” “do i have a disease?” “Can I get better on my own?” Combining stout scientific acumen with first-person experience gained through her own struggle with antidepressants, Sharpe leads the reader through a complex subject, a guide towards a clearer future for all.

A compelling and troubling exploration of a generation raised on antidepressants, and a book that combines expansive interviews with substantive research-based reporting, Coming of Age on Zoloft is a vitally important and immediately engrossing study of one of America’s most pressing and omnipresent issues: our growing reliance on prescription drugs.


Criminal Justice and Moral Issues

John Wiley Sons. Used book in Good Condition. Still others maintain that action ought to be taken to limit some of the behaviors, but that using the criminal justice system is not the best way to proceed. Meier and geis' provocative book offers sophisticated, in-depth discussions of these issues, then reviews the conflicting opinions about the proper role of criminal law in dealing with them.

Portfolio. This text addresses the following two questions: "what kinds of problems can the law solve?" and "What kinds of problems does the law create?"Using these questions as starting points, drug use, abortion, pornography, Meier and Geis evenhandedly explore the role and function of law relating to six major issues that often divide Americans today: prostitution, homosexuality, and gambling.

Others find one, some, or all of them to be genuine threats to the country's social and moral fiber and believe that they ought to be criminalized. It is written in straightforward, jargon-free language, providing an ideal background for exploring the facts and views regarding what are often contentious concerns.

Criminal justice and moral Issues increases student understanding through the abundant use of relevant illustrations, examples, and case studies. Statutes and public opinion have shifted dramatically over recent decades in regard to these behaviors. The book details these developments and offers explanations of why they have occurred.

Some people view all or some of these behaviors as acts that ought to be permitted, as part of individual freedom.

The Gambling Addiction Recovery Book: The Cure to Overcoming Gambling Addictions, How Addicts Can Recover, Compulsive Gambling, Psychology, Gambling And Your Brain and Immediate Financial Actions

Are you struggling or know a loved one who is struggling from a gambling addiction? do you need help overcoming or recovering from a gambling addiction? Then this book is for you! This book will give you all the necessary information regarding problem gambling, whether it be through medication, its symptoms, online gambling, and how to practically treat it in order to overcome it, interventions, gambling and gambler's addictions, financial actions, self-management, compulsive gambling, rehabilitation programs and more! This book will also give you a great insight into the psychology of gambling and your brain on gambling.

You will gain knowledge about the addiction itself and how to treat it - regardless of the type of gambling - casino, dice games, betting, poker, black jack, gambling games, sports betting, online gambling, betting games, roulette, investment gambling and more. I am lily penrose - a health, alternative, beauty and psychology writer who has been interested in holistic, natural and psychological healing approaches for a long time.

This book includes: myths and facts about gambling signs and symptoms of gambling addicts family matters - do's and don'ts for family members and when and how to get professional treatment What problem gambling and compulsive gambling are and their symptoms, causes and effects Medication for gambling addiction The psychology behind it - your brain on gambling Self-management for gambling addicts Immediate financial actions Practical ways and steps to take in order to overcome and beat a gambling addiction An insight into rehabilitation programs and all the other ways a gambling addiction can be treated And much more If you need help dealing with a gambling addiction or want to help a loved one, scroll up and get this book.

I am a certified natural health specialist that helps people heal their mind, body and spirit and improve their lives. Portfolio. This book will teach you and your family how to practically overcome a gambling addiction starting right away if you follow the steps outlined in this book.

Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials

We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. Examining trends like runaway student debt, and more, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off.

Portfolio. Used book in Good Condition. Kids these Days, is about why. We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st century labor market. We have been taught to consider working for free homework, internships a privilege for our own benefit. We are poorer, grandparents, more medicated, even our great grandparents, and more precariously employed than our parents, with less of a social safety net to boot.

Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up. The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it. Jia tolentino, the new yorker"The best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation.

Tony tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens"The kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture. William deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature.

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Like the county poorhouse and scientific charity before them, who has housing and who remains homeless, digital tracking and automated decision-making hide poverty from the middle-class public and give the nation the ethical distance it needs to make inhumane choices: which families get food and which starve, and which families are broken up by the state.

John Wiley Sons. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. In automating inequality, policy algorithms, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

Has always used its most cutting-edge science and technology to contain, investigate, discipline and punish the destitute. Winner: the 2018 mcgannon center book Prize The New York Times Book Review: "Riveting. Naomi klein: "This book is downright scary. Ethan zuckerman, MIT: "Should be required reading. Dorothy roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: "A must-read.

Astra taylor, author of the People's Platform: "The single most important book about technology you will read this year. Cory doctorow: "Indispensable. A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination―and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years―because a new computer system interprets any mistake as “failure to cooperate.

All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. In addition to running the toll-free, sheila and arnie are consultants to Recovery Road in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, national helpline 888-LAST-BET, a Sunspire Health private residential treatment facility for adults with chemical dependency and problem gambling.

Steve jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in all aspects of sports. John Wiley Sons. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life.

Portfolio. He co-authored a number of books with notable sports personalities. Arnie wexler's life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, shooting marbles, flipping cards, New York, and playing pinball machines. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well.

Arnie and sheila wexler have provided extensive training on compulsive, problem, and underage gambling to more than 40, 000 gaming employees and have written Responsible Gaming Programs for major gaming companies. He was named by associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.