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Griffiths Aim
The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive bias involved in gambling behaviour. There were three main hypotheses There would be no difference between regular and non regular fruit machine gamblers on objective measures of skill. Regular ga
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Griffiths Back ground
Wagenaar argues that gamblers use a range of cognitive distortions called heuristics. Heuristics are a set of rules for solving problems. Wagenaar (1988) argued that gamblers select heuristics at the wrong occasions and that these heuristics have the
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griffiths participants
The sample consisted of 60 participants. The mean age of the participants was 23.4 years and 44 were males and 16 were females. All of the participants had played fruit machines at least once in their lives. Most of the participants were recruited v
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Griffiths method
All of the participants were asked to gamble on a fruit machine called Fruitskill which played at 10 pence a go. Each participant was given £3 to gamble on the fruit machine which gave them 30 gambles. All of the participants were asked to
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Griffiths
The thinking aloud method consists of verbalising every thought that passes through your mind while you are playing. It is important to remember the following points: (1) Say everything that goes through your mind. Do not censor any of your thoughts
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Wagenaar argues that gamblers use a range of cognitive distortions called heuristics. Heuristics are a set of rules for solving problems. Wagenaar (1988) argued that gamblers select heuristics at the wrong occasions and that these heuristics have the

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The sample consisted of 60 participants. The mean age of the participants was 23.4 years and 44 were males and 16 were females. All of the participants had played fruit machines at least once in their lives. Most of the participants were recruited v

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All of the participants were asked to gamble on a fruit machine called Fruitskill which played at 10 pence a go. Each participant was given £3 to gamble on the fruit machine which gave them 30 gambles. All of the participants were asked to

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The thinking aloud method consists of verbalising every thought that passes through your mind while you are playing. It is important to remember the following points: (1) Say everything that goes through your mind. Do not censor any of your thoughts

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