Martin Zack Ph.D., Psychology
- Email Address(es)
- Office Phone
- (416) 535-8501, ext. 6052
- Office Address
- Neuroscience Dept/Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 33 Russell Street Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
- Clinical Public Health Division
- Adjunct Professor
- SGS Status
- Associate Member
- Appointment Status
- Status Only
- Biobehavioural Aspects of Problem Gambling
- Relapse in Alcohol Use and Gambling Disorders
- Concurrent Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorders
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
- ATS 3700: Behavioural effects of alcohol and drugs
Current Research Projects
- 2005-present: Effects of stress and alcohol cues on implicit alcohol cognitions and inhibitory control in problem drinkers
- 2008-present: Positron emission tomography (PET) assessment of brain dopamine function in pathological gamblers and healthy controls
- 2005-8: Effects of gender and drink-stress sequence on alcohol-stress response dampening in young, high and low anxiety sensitive drinkers
- 2005-7: Effects of dopamine D2 receptor blockade on responses to slot machine gambling in pathological gamblers and healthy controls
- 2008-10: Medication effects in problem gamblers with high vs. low impulsivity
- 2008-10: The role of uncertainty in vulnerability to problem gambling and substance addiction
Tremblay, A.M., Desmond, R. C., Poulos, C. X., & Zack, M. (in press). Haloperidol modifies instrumental aspects of slot machine gambling in pathological gamblers and healthy controls. Addiction Biology.
Zack, M., & Poulos, C.X. (2009). Parallel roles for dopamine in pathological gambling and psychostimulant addiction. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 2, 11-25.
Zack, M., & Poulos, C.X. (2008). Effects of the atypical stimulant modafinil on a brief gambling episode in pathological gamblers with high versus low impulsivity. Journal of Psychopharmacology Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Stewart, S. H., & Zack, M. (2008). Development and psychometric evaluation of a three-dimensional Gambling Motives Questionnaire. Addiction, 103, 1110-1117.
Zack, M., & Poulos, C. X., Aramakis, V. B., Khamba, B. K., & MacLeod, C. M. (2007). Effects of drink-stress sequence and gender on alcohol stress response dampening in high and low anxiety sensitive drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 31, 411-422
Zack, M., & Poulos, C. X. (2007). A D2 antagonist enhances the rewarding and priming effects of a gambling episode in pathological gamblers. Neuropsychopharmacology 32, 1678-1686.