Recreational and Pathological Gamblers Preferences For Slot Machines Yielding Unequal Reinforcement
The present study examined the effects of relational training and the transformation of stimulus function on the slot machine preferences of non-problem an problem gamblers. In order to extend previous research, the present study programmed the slot machines with unequal payouts values and employed a relational training reversal phase in order to enhance experimental control. Results showed no significant differences between the response allocations of nonproblem and problem gamblers; however, results did indicate significant differences in response allocations between the three slot machine tasks.
Dixon, Mark R.; Paulson, Kelly N.; and Nastally, Becky L.
"Recreational and Pathological Gamblers Preferences For Slot Machines Yielding Unequal Reinforcement,"
Analysis of Gambling Behavior: Vol. 4:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/agb/vol4/iss2/2
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