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Lucas presenting this week at PsychFest

One the big departmental milestones in our Masters program is that all MA2s present at the annual PsychFest. Lucas Palmer is representing CGR this year, and he’ll be speaking on ‘The Near-Miss in online slot machine gambling: a series of conceptual replications’ on Thursday 28 April.

Raymond Wu awarded NSERC fellowship for Masters program!

Congrats to Raymond who has been awarded a highly competitive NSERC fellowship for his MA2 year under the CGS-M program.

NEW PAPER: Gambling and Loot Boxes

Congrats to CGR alum Ben Sidloski for getting his Directed Studies report from 2021 published in the journal Addictive Behaviors! Sidloski B, Brooks G, Zhang K, Clark L. Exploring the association between loot boxes and problem gambling: are video gamers referring to loot boxes when they complete gambling screening tools? Addictive Behaviors, 2022, 107318. Doi: […]

Maya Thulin presenting at PURC

Maya Thulin in conducting her Psychology Honours project at the Centre this year, and Maya is presenting at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) this week with her poster entitled ‘Who is a Professional Gambler?’

CGR Journal Club ‘Gambling in Africa’

For CGR lab meeting this week, we watched an excellent documentary by BBC Africa Eye called ‘Gamblers Like Me’. Although the doc is from 2019, this is still a hugely topical programme and generated much discussion in the lab 

Samantha presenting this week at MURC

Samantha Ma is representing CGR at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), with a poster on her Directed Studies project improving the data calibration from our eye-tracking study looking at a sensory feedback manipulation on modern slot machines.

CGR presentations at New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference!

Busy week for CGR at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling annual conference, taking place virtually this week. As the theme of this year’s conference is commemorating a decade of New Horizons, Luke is giving an invited talk ‘Players, Products and Gambling Environments: New Directions’ as an update to his 2017 Horizons keynote on this […]

Welcome new undergrad RAs to the lab!!

We’re very happy to welcome Kelly Tat and Eliscia Sinclair to the lab this term, both as Directed Studies project students. Kelly is starting on a new line of research on the links between boredom and gambling with Raymond, and Eliscia is picking up a project on the break even effect that she started under […]