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Mood and the relationship between affect and cognition in persistent gambling

Adcock, Sylvia


A model to explain persistence among regular gamblers was proposed which suggested that arousal experienced during gambling elicits an illusion of control leading to overestimation of the probability of winning. It was suggested that a prior disturbed mood could retard the habituation of such arousal and thus expose the gambler to an illusion of control for longer periods. Habitual experience of this phenomenon could account for persistence in the face of repeated losses in regular...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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