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