Differences between problem and nonproblem gamblers in subjective arousal and affective valence amongst electronic gaming machine players.

@article{Brown2004DifferencesBP,
  title={Differences between problem and nonproblem gamblers in subjective arousal and affective valence amongst electronic gaming machine players.},
  author={Stephen L Brown and Simone N. Rodda and James G. Phillips},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={1863-7}
}
Arousal-based theories of gambling suggest that excitement gained from gambling reinforces further gambling behavior. However, recent theories of emotion conceptualize mood as comprising both arousal and valence dimensions. Thus, excitement comprises arousal with positive valence. We examined self-reported changes in arousal and affective valence in 27 problem and 40 nonproblem gamblers playing electronic gaming machines (EGMs). Problem gamblers reported greater arousal increases after gambling… CONTINUE READING

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