April 2004

Gambling quotes

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"A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane." -- George Augustus Sala (1828-95) English writer and journalist

"Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something." -- Wilson Mizner

"Remember this: The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself." -- Nicholas (Nick the Greek) Dandalos

"Casinos and prostitutes have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on your face." -- VP Pappy

Depression: Attachment Styles, View of Self and Negative Affect

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We investigated the relationship between attachment styles and negative affect using Bartholomew and Horowitz's (1991) model of attachment. Attachment styles with a negative self view (i.e, preoccupied and fearful) were expected to be associated with more distress, especially the fearful style which involves negative views of both self and others. Measures of attachment, depression, depression proneness, and social anxiety were administered to 293 undergraduates.