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Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Trait Expectations

One of the more interesting research avenues in the psychology of gambling is whether there might be a unique ‘gambling personality’, that is, a trait-cluster that marks out the gambler as a risk taker. Most research has been carried out on personality dimensions such as ‘sensation-seeking’, ‘extroversion’ and ‘locus of control’ but what does the research reveal? Read More

Gambling Addiction

Could it be much simpler then the article implies? Is it possible gamblers are just idiots? They are not as logical as people who do not have a gambling addiction.

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Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK).


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