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- ItemOpen AccessChasing the loss: Factors that predict within- and between-session chasing in gamblers(2017) Yakovenko, Igor; Hodgins, David; Sears, Christopher; Zwiers, Michael; Dixon, Michael; Harrigan, Kevin; Hodgins, DavidOne of the hallmark features of disordered gambling is ‘chasing’, defined as an urge to continue playing within a single gaming session or come back at another time to attempt to recover lost money. To date, limited research has been conducted to delineate specific predictors of increased chasing behaviour in both disordered and social gamblers. The present study attempted to answer two questions: 1) which personality, physiological, and cognitive variables predict increased within- and between- session chasing behaviour in disordered and social gamblers? 2) In what ways do disordered and social gamblers differ with regard to predictors of chasing? 111 participants recruited in the community, divided into social and disordered gamblers, gambled on a realistic slot machine with predetermined outcomes. Variables relating to disordered gambling severity, dissociation, emotional vulnerability, cognitive distortions, impulsivity, substance use, and craving for gambling and other substances were assessed as predictors of between- and within-session chasing. Results support the association of chasing behaviour with dissociation, gambling problem severity, emotional vulnerability, and impulsivity. However, inconsistencies in some results point to difficulties in reliability of operationalizing chasing. The results also put in question the validity of using retrospective self-report to assess chasing. The overall findings support chasing as operating on a continuum of severity with social gamblers chasing in limited amounts and disordered gamblers chasing in greater amounts. In addition, qualitative feedback from participants challenges the utility of in-lab gambling as a proxy of real-world gambling conditions. Implications for research, policy and treatment of disordered gambling are discussed and recommendations for future research are provided.
- ItemOpen AccessCritical Issues in Gambling Research: Alberta Gambling Research Institute's 14th Annual Conference(2015-03) Arthur, Jennifer; Belanger, Yale D.; Casey, Emma; Christensen, Darren R.; Clark, Luke; Currie, Shawn; Delfabbro, Paul; Dixon, Mike J.; Harrigan, Kevin; Huang, Haifang; Lee, Bonnie; Leonard, Carrie A.; McGrath, Daniel; Ohtsuka, Keis; Parke, Jonathan; Smith, Garry; Steinke, Claudia; Volberg, Rachel A.; Walker, Gordon; Winstanley, Catharine A.; Wood, RichardThe Alberta Gambling Research Institute and the University of Lethbridge co-sponsored the fourteenth in a series of special interest conferences in the area of gambling studies. The conference theme was "Critical Issues in Gambling Research." The conference took place Friday, March 27, & Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Banff Centre.
- ItemOpen AccessJust Gambling? Ethical Challenges Pertaining to Gambling Provision, Policy and Research(2017-04) Abbott, Max; Banks, James; Belanger, Yale; Brown, Dan; Christensen, Darren; Hancock, Linda; Harrigan, Kevin; Johnson, Mark; Lund, Anna; Markham, Francis; McGrath, Daniel; Mutti-Packer, Seema; Nicoll, Fiona; Rockloff, Matthew; Rorie, Melissa; Sanders, James; Scholnick, Barry; Simpson, Rob; Williams, Robert; Wilsenach, André; Wohl, Michael16th Annual Conference "Just Gambling? Ethical Challenges Pertaining to Gambling Provision, Policy and Research" took place April 6-8, 2017 @ The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Opening reception the evening of April 6, 2017.
- ItemOpen AccessNorth American Think Tank (NATT) 2017 on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice(2017-04) Abbott, Max; Brown, Dan; Harrigan, Kevin; Johnson, Mark R.; Rockloff, Matthew; Romild, Ulla; Williams, Robert; Banks, James; Smit Quosai, Trudy; Billi, Rosa; Thomas, Anna; Volberg, Rachel A.The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) and the Gambling & Addictions Research Centre, AUT, co-hosted the North American Regional Meeting of the International Think Tank on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice. The Think Tank took take place April 9-10, 2017, at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.