Near Misses in Slot Machine Gambling Developed Through Generalization of Total Wins

@article{Belisle2015NearMI,
  title={Near Misses in Slot Machine Gambling Developed Through Generalization of Total Wins},
  author={Jordan Belisle and Mark R. Dixon},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={689-706}
}
  • Jordan Belisle, Mark R. Dixon
  • Published in Journal of Gambling Studies 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the development of the near miss effect in slot machine gambling as a product of stimulus generalization from total wins. The study was conducted across two experiments. Twelve college students participated in the first experiment, which demonstrated that greater post-reinforcement pauses followed losing outcomes that were formally similar to total wins, relative to losing outcomes that were formally dissimilar [F (5, 7) = 5.24, p = .025] along a… CONTINUE READING

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