Learning Approach to Problem Gambling

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1. Lambos et al. found what?

  • Family members and peers of gamblers were more likely to approve of gambling
  • adolescents engage in addictive behaviour e.g. gambling are being influenced by peers or role models
  • There are 2 different types of gambling addictions: emotionally vulnerable gamblers and gamblers due to exposure to role models
  • 86% of 9-14 year olds that gambled said they gambled with family members
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2. Describe conditioned cues

  • Gamblers associate sensory aspects of gambling such as noise of a betting machine with the actual behvaiour so when they come into contact with stumuli it triggers arousal of gambling so they want to gamble again cauing them to relapse
  • Gamblers become used to prolonged periods without rewards so when they do win, they are positively reinforced more maintaining the addiction
  • Gamblers start gambling by observing gamblers, imitating it and then postively reinforcing it by role models providing social approval

3. What did Gupta find?

  • Family members and peers of gamblers were more likely to approve of gambling
  • There are 2 different types of gambling addictions: emotionally vulnerable gamblers and gamblers due to exposure to role models
  • 86% of 9-14 year olds that gambled said they gambled with family members
  • adolescents engage in addictive behaviour e.g. gambling are being influenced by peers or role models

4. Who stated the biopsychosocial theory?

  • Lambos et al.
  • Kandel and Wu
  • Griffiths
  • Delfarbo and Winefield

5. Griffiths et al found that?

  • 86% of 9-14 year olds that gambled said they gambled with family members
  • Behaviour becomes an addictio due to the psychological, social, financial rewards gambling provides
  • There are 2 different types of gambling addictions: emotionally vulnerable gamblers and gamblers due to exposure to role models
  • adolescents engage in addictive behaviour e.g. gambling are being influenced by peers or role models

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