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作者 Jardin, Bianca
書名 The use of messages in altering risky gambling behavior in experienced gamblers
國際標準書號 9781124090757
book jacket
說明 62 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-08, Section: B, page: 5128
Adviser: Edelgard Wulfert
Thesis (Ph.D.)--State University of New York at Albany, 2011
The present study examined a fundamental assumption of a cognitive model of gambling: that gambling-related irrational beliefs are directly associated with risky gambling behavior. A total of 80 high-frequency gamblers played a chance-based computer game with play money. While playing this game, a pop-up screen repeatedly displayed one of four types of messages (accurate, inaccurate, neutral or none). Consistent with a cognitive model of gambling, accurate messages decreased risky gambling behavior compared to the other three message conditions. Contrary to predictions, however, inaccurate messages did not lead to more risky gambling behavior, nor was the hypothesis that participants in the neutral and no-message condition would display less risky gambling than participants in the inaccurate message condition but riskier behavior than participants in the accurate message condition. Exploratory analyses supported the important role of cognitive components in explaining problem gambling behavior. Together, the results suggest that harm minimization strategies that focus on helping individuals maintain a rational perspective while gambling may protect them from unreasonable risk-taking
School code: 0668
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-08B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author State University of New York at Albany. Psychology-Clinical
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