The Frustrating Effects of Just Missing the Jackpot: Slot Machine Near-Misses Trigger Large Skin Conductance Responses, But No Post-reinforcement Pauses

@article{Dixon2012TheFE,
  title={The Frustrating Effects of Just Missing the Jackpot: Slot Machine Near-Misses Trigger Large Skin Conductance Responses, But No Post-reinforcement Pauses},
  author={Mike J. Dixon and V W Maclaren and Michelle Jarick and Jonathan A. Fugelsang and Kevin A. Harrigan},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={661-674}
}
Near-misses in slot machines resemble jackpot wins but fall just short. Previous research has demonstrated that near-misses are behaviorally reinforcing despite the absence of monetary reward. We assessed the hedonic properties of near-misses by measuring the time between outcome delivery and the initiation of the next spin—the post-reinforcement pause (PRP) and skin conductance responses (SCRs) for losses, near-misses, and a range of wins (5, 15, 25, 50 or 250 credits) while participants (N… CONTINUE READING
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