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CGR Funding Announcement

We are thrilled by the announcement this month of a renewed investment of $1.375 million over five years from the BC government and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) for the Centre for Gambling Research. We were privileged to host the Honourable Mike Farnworth, Deputy Premier, and Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General, Dean […]

NEW PROJECT: Slot Machines and Emotional States in the Casino Lab

We’re recruiting students to participate in a 60-minute in-person study for 1.5 HSP credit. Check out the study link below for more details!

NEW PROJECT: Gambling and Consumption

We are recruiting students to participate in a 60-minute in-person study for 1.5 HSP credit. Check out the study link below for more details!

JOURNAL CLUB: Interoception and impulsivity in addictions

In this week’s lab meeting, Charlotte and Lucas led a discussion on a new review paper by Herman. The paper looked at the role of interoception in the development and maintenance of substance use addictions. Herman, A. M. (2023). Interoception within the context of impulsivity and addiction. Current Addiction Reports, 10(2), 97-106.

Raymond on USyd TRG Webinar early career researcher showcase

Raymond was recently featured on the University of Sydney webinar series ‘Technology, Risk-taking, and Gambling’, where he presented his research on the relationship between problem gambling, coping through gambling and watching gambling streams. The recording can be accessed here.

NEW PROJECT: The psychology of microtransaction in Genshin Impact

We are currently recruiting student participants for a 30-minute online survey. If you have played the game Genshin Impact recently, you can participate through the link before for HSP credit!

Welcome Charlotte!!

Charlotte Eben is officially joining CGR as a post-doctoral fellow! She recently finished her post-doc at Ghent University in Belgium, and her research focuses on the emotional and physiological responses to gambling episodes.

Zhang Chen visiting CGR

We’re excited to host Dr. Zhang Chen from Ghent University in the lab for the next 2 weeks, timed to coincide with the Society for Neuroeconomics meeting. Zhang is presenting in the Cognitive Area Workshop on “Pauses in play increase people’s sensitivity to expected value in risky choice”.

Hin at the Society of Neuroeconomics Conference

Hin will be attending the Society of Neuroeconomics Annual Meeting (SNE 2023) in downtown Vancouver over the weekend. If you’re at the conference, come and say hi!

CGR at RANGES 2023 Futures of Gambling Studies Conference

Claudia and Jay attended the Research and Networking for Gambling Early-Career Scholars (RANGES) virtual conference last Thursday. Claudia presented a poster on gambling stream consumption ‘Is watching gambling livestreams associated with intentions to gamble among non-gambling young adults? An application of theory of planned behaviour’, and Jay presented a poster on virtual item valuation ‘More […]