‘Moody’ Toddlers More Likely to Become Problem Gamblers, Study Suggests

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‘Moody’ Toddlers More Likely to Become Problem Gamblers, Study Suggests

Retracing theِ lives ofِ moreِ than 900 New Zealanders, researchers foundِ that 3-year-olds withِ thisِ so-called under-controlled personality wereِ twiceِ asِ likely asِ those withِ well-adjusted temperaments toِ beِ compulsive gamblers threeِ decades later.
As part ofِ that study, scientists observed  3-year-olds forِ 90 minutes andِ assigned themِ to oneِ ofِ fiveِ toddler temperament categories: well-adjusted (of whichِ 39.6 percent qualified), confident (27.5 percent), reserved (14.8 percent), under-controlled (10.4 percent) andِ inhibited (7.8 percent).
Those study subjects wereِ contacted againِ at ages 21 andِ 32, whenِ 939 individuals answered questions aboutِ gambling behavior.