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Globe and Mail article on BC problem gambling treatment program

News story featuring comments from CGR’s Gabriel Brooks, about the announcement that the B.C. problem gambling treatment program are in the process of evaluating video gaming behaviours in their clients, including use of loot boxes, and their relationships with problem gambling. Gabe’s paper on loot boxes and problem gambling in Addictive Behaviors this year is […]

MEDIA COVERAGE gambling and alcohol study

The Tobias-Webb et al study on alcohol, loss chasing, and the gambler’s fallacy picked up some news coverage: UBC Press Release CFAX radio interview, Adam Stirling’s morning show CTV news “Gamblers more likely to ‘chase losses’ after boozing, study finds”   Casino.org “Tipsy Gamblers More Likely to Throw Good Money After Bad, Says University of British […]

GREO Research Snapshot on our Loot Boxes paper

Thanks GREO for covering the Brooks & Clark study in Addictive Behaviors earlier this year on video game loot boxes & problem gambling, led by CGR grad student Gabriel Brooks. More to follow on this hot topic in 2020!

NEW PAPER in Psychopharmacology: Effects of alcohol on sequential decision making

We have a new paper out looking at the effects of alcohol on gambling behaviour, from CGR alumnus Juliette Tobias Webb. Tobias-Webb J, Limbrick-Oldfield EH, Vearncombe S, Duka T, Clark L. The effects of alcohol on sequential decision-making biases during gambling. Psychopharmacology, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05376-z

NEW PAPER: update review on Loss Chasing

We have a new review article out on Loss Chasing in a special issue of Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences. In this paper we look to contrast two alternative ways of conceptualizing an important feature of disordered gambling: a neurocognitive approach that emphasizes impulsivity & compulsivity, and a behavioural economics approach, where the value function […]

Luke speaking at Lisbon Addictions on Regret in Gambling Disorder

Luke is speaking this week at the major EU ‘Lisbon Addictions 2019’ conference on new CGR data looking at regret-based decision-making in people with Gambling Disorder, run in collaboration with Yin Wu at Shenzhen Uni, China. Luke Clark, Yin Wu, Caylee-Britt Goshko, Dawn Kennedy. ‘“I shouldn’t have taken that bet!”: Counterfactual thinking in gambling disorder’ […]

Luke speaking at Pavlovian Society in Vancouver

Luke is speaking in a UBC-themed symposium at the Pavlovian Society annual conference in Vancouver this week, alongside Catharine Winstanley, Stan Floresco and Jared Young (UCSD), hosted by Catherine Rankin, the current PavSoc president. He is speaking about ‘stopper devices’ in modern slot machine games, as well as Mario Ferrari’s new data on behavioural expression […]

Luke speaking at Canadian gambling regulators conference in Victoria

Luke is giving an invited talk this week at the Canadian Gambling Regulators Association (CAGRA) conference in Victoria, B.C., in which he will present our recent data on slot machine immersion and online gambling from a perspective of gambling policy. Luke Clark ‘In the Zone? Psychological Markers of Disordered Slot Machine Gambling’. Canadian Gambling Regulators […]

Welcome to our new Research Assistants!!!

Fall term is always a busy testing term in the Centre, and we have 5 (!!!) undergraduate research assistants who are joining the lab for projects this term! Nico Grossi (a former Psyc 335 student) will be following up Dawn Kennedy and Natalie Cringle’s recent projects on interoception in gambling. Subah Sehgal is a Psychology […]

Eve speaking at ICBA 2019 in Japan

Eve Limbrick-Oldfield is speaking this week at the International Conference on Behavioural Addictions on our data in siblings of people with gambling problems, run in collaboration with Henrietta Bowden Jones at the UK National Problem Gambling Clinic, and Anne Lingford Hughes at Imperial College London. Limbrick-Oldfield E: ‘Impulsivity as a marker of vulnerability to gambling […]