Predictors of irrational thinking in regular slot machine gamblers.

  title={Predictors of irrational thinking in regular slot machine gamblers.},
  author={Paul H. Delfabbro and Anthony H Winefield},
  journal={The Journal of psychology},
  volume={134 2},
Previous research has suggested that irrational thinking may play a central role in the maintenance of behavior in slot machine gambling (M. B. Walker, 1992b). The present study is an evaluation of the validity and predictors of irrational thinking in a sample of regular gamblers (N = 20) drawn from the general community. The results were generally consistent with earlier findings; 75% of gambling-related cognitions were found to be irrational. Irrationality was unrelated to the amount of money… CONTINUE READING

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