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Congrats to Gabriel Brooks for successful PhD Final Defense!!

Huge congrats to Gabe who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Friday!! His dissertation is titled ‘Gambling-related cognitive distortions: their associations, measurement, and utility to assess gamblification in video games’. We are very grateful to Gabe’s committee members, Profs Todd Handy and Joelle LeMoult, as well as his University and External Examiners.

JOURNAL CLUB: loot box purchasers vs earners

In this week’s lab meeting, we looked at a new paper from the University of Waterloo by Chanel Larche. Its main focus was investigating the differences between players who obtain loot boxes through purchasing and in-game progress. Larche, C. J., Chini, K., Lee, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2023). To Pay or Just Play? Examining […]

Congrats to Ke on receiving the NCPG Dissertation Award!

Big congrats to recent CGR graduate & alum Dr Ke Zhang who has received the Dr Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (USA) for her PhD dissertation ‘Chasing in Online Gambling and its Practical Application in Gambling Intervention’

Congrats to Raymond on his successful MA thesis defense!

Huge congratulations to Raymond who successfully defended his MA thesis, titled ‘Impulse and Reason: Justifications in Problem Gambling’. Thank you to Profs Jiaying Zhao and Kristin Laurin for serving on Raymond’s examining committee! The thesis can be accessed here

PREPRINT!! Hin’s paper on the lottery rollover effect

We have a new manuscript available from Hin Fu’s project looking at the socioeconomic correlates of how lottery sales fluctuate with jackpot size (i.e. the rollover effect), in a dataset from Toronto that Hin has previously worked on with Ross Otto (McGill). This article has not yet been through peer review but is available on […]

CGR loot box research covered on the BASIS

We’re excited that the BASIS, run by the Harvard Division on Addictions, have featured Gabriel Brooks’ recent paper on migration effects from video game loot boxes to gambling

PSYC240 portal is now open

The Centre for Gambling Research is one of many psychology labs participating in the Psyc 240 program, and the portal for applications has just opened this week! This is an elective course designed for UBC undergrads who are looking to gain research experience. At CGR, we approach Psyc 240 as a research access program, for […]