Induced sadness increases persistence in a simulated slot machine task among recreational gamblers.

@article{Devos2018InducedSI,
  title={Induced sadness increases persistence in a simulated slot machine task among recreational gamblers.},
  author={Ga{\"e}tan Devos and Luke Clark and Pierre Maurage and Jo{\"e}l Billieux},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2018},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={383-388}
}
Gambling may constitute a strategy for coping with depressive mood, but a direct influence of depressive mood on gambling behaviors has never been tested via realistic experimental designs in gamblers. The current study tested whether experimentally induced sadness increases persistence on a simulated slot machine task using real monetary reinforcement in recreational gamblers. Sixty participants were randomly assigned to an experimental (sadness induction) or control (no emotional induction… CONTINUE READING
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