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作者 Behrend, Rebecca Diane Bean
書名 Cognitive strengths and weaknesses of pathological gamblers
國際標準書號 0599320370
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說明 90 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 60-05, Section: B, page: 2329
Adviser: John T. Flynn
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Walden University, 1999
This study explored the extent and nature of cognitive differences between pathological live action and video gamblers. Understanding these differences may be helpful when tailoring treatment plans for pathological gamblers because these gamblers suffer from significant erroneous cognitions
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (3rd ed.) was administered to 38 male and 35 female live action gamblers and 40 male and 40 female video gamblers. Pertinent scores were the index scale scores measuring Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI), Perceptual Organization Index (POI), Working Memory Index (WMI), and Processing Speed Index (PSI). A MANOVA identified significant differences between gambling subtypes and between genders, but not their interaction. Cluster analysis identified four categories of gamblers based on differing profiles of index scores
One cluster had relatively even scores that were slightly lower than average. A second cluster was characterized by a slightly above average full scale IQ with the WMI being slightly higher than the other scores. A third cluster had higher POI and PSI compared to the VCI and WMI with slightly higher than average full scale IQ. The fourth cluster had a higher than average full scale IQ with the WMI and PSI in the superior and very superior range. The higher the FSIQ, the more likely that differences existed between the index scores
School code: 0543
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 60-05B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
Psychology, Cognitive
Psychology, Behavioral
Alt Author Walden University
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