Rolling The Dice with Gabriel & Mario

In Episode 3 we are introduced to Gabriel Brooks and Mario Ferrari, members of the Centre for Gambling Research at the University of British Columbia. Gabriel discusses the importance of personality on gambling behaviour while Mario introduces us to the relationship between hormones and problem gambling. We consider the perception of gambling, and gamblers, in the media. 

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Centre for Gambling Research

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Wu, Y., Eisenegger, C., Zilioli, S., Watson, N., & Clark, L. (2017). Comparison of clear and narrow outcomes on testosterone levels in social competition. Hormones and Behavior, 92, 51-56. 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.05.016

Turner, N., & Horbay, R. (2004). How do slot machines and other electronic gambling machines really work? Journal of Gambling Issues, 11. Retrieved from:

Se´vigny, S., & Ladouceur, R. (2003). Gamblers' irrational thinking about chance events: The "double switching" concept. International Gambling Studies. 3, 149-161. 10.1080/1356347032000142261.