A bird in hand: discouraging gambling on a slot machine simulation.

@article{Weatherly2006ABI,
  title={A bird in hand: discouraging gambling on a slot machine simulation.},
  author={Jeffrey N. Weatherly and Casey L. McDougall and Angelique A Gillis},
  journal={The Journal of psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={
          347-61
        }
}
Using a slot machine simulation, our laboratory has found that participants, given the opportunity not to gamble and to keep the money they have been staked, almost always choose to play the simulation. In this study, the authors investigated whether increasing the salience of the money for which participants played or increasing the response effort required to gamble the money would decrease gambling. In Experiment 1, participants in different groups were told about, were shown, or held the… CONTINUE READING
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