Goodie AS. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):481-502. Two studies sought to determine whether perceived control has different effects on confidence assessment and betting decisions among pathological and problem gamblers than among non-problem gamblers.
Abbott MW, McKenna BG, Giles LC. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):537-58. Recently sentenced inmates in four New Zealand male prisons (N = 357) were interviewed to assess their gambling involvement, problem gambling and criminal offending. Frequent participation in and high expenditure on continuous forms of gambling prior to imprisonment were reported. Nineteen percent said they […]
Abbott MW, McKenna BG. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):559-81. Ninety-four recently sentenced women prisoners were interviewed to assess aspects of their gambling involvement, problem gambling and relationships between gambling and criminal offending. A third of the women, on the basis of their SOGS-R scores, were assessed as lifetime probable pathological gamblers and just under a […]
Crawford S, Channon S, Robertson MM. Tourette’s syndrome: performance on tests of behavioural inhibition, working memory and gambling. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2005 Dec;46(12):1327-36. Background: Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with fronto-striatal dysfunction. There is debate as to the extent to which TS is associated with cognitive impairment. Some authors argue that […]
Byrne AM, Dickson L, Derevensky JL, Gupta R, Lussier I. J Health Commun. 2005 Dec;10(8):681-700. Despite the negative impact that problem gambling poses on individuals and society there have been few gambling prevention campaigns specifically targeting youth. The authors review the literature on past and current drug, alcohol, and tobacco use prevention media campaigns, examining […]
Krueger TH, Schedlowski M, Meyer G. Neuropsychobiology. 2005 Oct 18;52(4):206-211 Problematic gambling behavior is thought to be influenced by neurobiological as well as environmental factors. In this study, we investigated the relationship among impulsivity, gambling behavior, the cardiovascular system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in blackjack gamblers.
Toyomaki A, Murohashi H. Neuroreport. 2005 Nov 7;16(16):1865-8. Feedback negativity is a negative event-related potential elicited by feedback indicating incorrect performance or monetary loss. It is unclear whether this negativity is elicited by neutral feedback (e.g. a draw in gambling) or is affected by the subjective rating of punishment.
Wheeler BW, Rigby JE, Huriwai T. Health Place. 2006 Mar;12(1):86-96. Up to 2% of adults in New Zealand can be considered problem gamblers, where the activity has an impact on the well-being of those who gamble, and often their close associates. The most common activity involves non-casino gaming machines (NCGMs).
Pallesen S, Mitsem M, Kvale G, Johnsen BH, Molde H. Addiction. 2005 Oct;100(10):1412-22. Aims: To investigate the short- and long-term effect of psychological treatments of pathological gambling and factors relating to treatment outcome.Design and setting: This study provides a quantitative meta-analytical review of psychotherapeutic treatments of pathological gambling. Studies were identified by computer search in […]
Wulfert E, Roland BD, Hartley J, Wang N, Franco C. Psychol Addict Behav. 2005 Sep;19(3):311-6. People sometimes claim they gamble for excitement rather than money. The authors examined in a laboratory analog whether excitement is generated by the expectancy of winning money. Eighty male undergraduate students watched a videotaped horse race with an exciting neck-to-neck […]