In Excess

Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Friends With Benefits

Social facilitation and bystanders’ effects on gamblers’ behaviour is complex. It has long been speculated that gamblers’ behaviour might be different depending on whether the person watching is a friend (and whether the friend was a gambler or not) or a stranger. But was does the empirical psychological literature say? Read More

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

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


Subscribe to In Excess

Current Issue

Let It Go!

It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.