Child development, developmental psychopathology, addictions, gambling.
Dr. Derevensky’s research has focused on child and adolescent high-risk behaviors. He is actively involved in a variety of research, treatment, and prevention products. He has worked internationally and provided expert testimony before legislative bodies in several countries and his work has resulted in important social policy and governmental changes.
Availability of gaming: An examination of the literature concerning the social costs and impact.
Examination of effective gambling prevention programs for college students.
The impact of social media on adolescent and young adult gambling.
The relationship between videogame playing and gambling.
Resiliency, perceived risks and benefits associated with youth gambling problems, neurological correlates of problem gambling, Internet wagering.