The Cognitive Psychology of Lottery Gambling: A Theoretical Review

  title={The Cognitive Psychology of Lottery Gambling: A Theoretical Review},
  author={P. Rogers},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
Despite the current popularity of the UK National, psychologists have tended to neglect lottery play. This review provides a summary of current research findings and outlines the main cognitive theories of gambling as related to non-pathological lottery play. A discussion of various biases and irrational thinking patterns typically found in lottery gambling will be given. These will include the misunderstanding of lottery odds, a susceptibility to the gambler's fallacy and cognitive entrapment… CONTINUE READING
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