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NEW PROJECT: Emotional signals during slot machine gambling

We are recruiting students to participate in a 90-minute in-person study for 2 HSP credit. Check out the study link below for more details!

Lucas’ paper published at PAB and featured on RGC

Lucas’ paper on near-miss effects is published at the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and has been featured in Newscan by the Responsible Gambling Council.  Palmer L, Ferrari MA, Clark L. (2024). The near-miss effect in online slot machine gambling: A series of conceptual replications. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi:10.1037/adb0000999.

Hin’s paper featured in GREO Research Snapshot

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario has covered Hin’s article on the impact of lottery rollover effect on different SES neighbourhoods: Paper: Fu, H. N., Li, A., Otto, A. R., & Clark, L. (2024). Socioeconomic correlates of the lottery rollover effect in Toronto, Canada. Addiction Research & Theory. Advance online publication.

Hin at PsychFest

Hin Fu will be presenting his MA thesis project on the concentration effect of online gambling at PsyFest this Friday.

Welcome Buyang!

A warm welcome to Buyang Daffa for joining CGR this summer! Buyang will be working under the Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards (WLIURA).

Congrats to Paul on NSERC award!

Congrats to Paul on receiving the NSERC USRA! Paul will be continuing his research on sports betting over the summer terms.

NEW PAPER: Post-reinforcement pauses and immersion

Exciting new paper from Spencer Murch’s PhD work! This paper looked at the effect of immersion on post-reinforcement pauses on slot machine gambling, across different reinforcement outcomes including genuine wins, losses disguised as wins, and bonus spins. This paper is available through open access. Murch, W. S., Ferrari, M. A., & Clark, L. (2024). Post-reinforcement […]

Luke at AGRI Conference

Luke will be speaking at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) Conference this Friday on the “media portrayal of sports betting in Canada before and after Bill C-218”

Anushka and Paul at PURC

Anushka and Paul presented their Honour’s projects at the UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) last weekend. Follow the links below to access Anushka’s poster. Anushka Gulani “The Effect of Monetary Reward Uncertainty on Consumption Behaviours”

Luke on CBC News

Luke was interviewed by CBC News to speak about the structural characteristics and risks associated with sports betting. Visit the link below to watch the full interview: