Griffiths

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What was Griffiths study based on?
Irrational thinking and behaviour on gambling
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What was the first aim of the study?
1. to see whether there are differences between skill of regular gamblers and non-regular gamblers.
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What was the second aim of the study?
. To see whether regular gamblers say more irrational things than non-regular gamblers while gaming.
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What was the third aim of the study?
To see whether there is adifference in perceptions of gambling skill in regular and non-regular gamblers
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Who were the participants?
60 people. 44 male, 16 female with a mean age of 23.4. Half regular gamblers, half non regular gamblers
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How were the participants recruited?
Posters around a local university and colleges, small amount were referred by a regular gamblers known to griffiths
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What type of research method was used?
Field experiment
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What machine did the participants have to use?
Fruitskill
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Where did the study take place?
An arcade
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How much were the participants given?
£3.00 allowing 30 free games
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How long were they told to try and stay on for?
60 games
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What happened after 60 games?
They were told they could leave or continue to play
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What were half the participants asked to do whilst playing?
think aloud
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What questions were the participants asked after the study?
Is there any skill involved in playing a fruit machine? How skillful do you think you are compared to the average person? What skill (if any) is involved in playing fruit machines?
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What was found from the study?
regular gamblers were not any more skilled than non-regular gamblers
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What did regular gamblers say whilst playing?
personified the fruit machine and swore more frequently
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What did non-regular gamblers say whilst playing?
More confused, experiencing frustration and mind going blank
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In the interviews after what did regular gamblers say was involved in playing on a fruit machine?
Skill and luck equally
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In the interviews after what did non-regular gamblers say was involved in playing on a fruit machine?
Mainly luck
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