Segments in this Video

Context (02:30)


Dr. Mark Griffiths shares information regarding a gambling addiction in his family. Griffiths considers the role of cognitive bias and skill in fruit machine gambling.

Hypotheses (01:38)

Dr. Mark Griffiths study on cognitive bias and gambling has three hypotheses and occurs with ecological validity. The study involves the independent variable of gambling regularity and the dependent variables of skill, verbalization, and skill perception.

Methodology (04:02)

Dr. Mark Griffiths conducts his gambling study in a real-life setting, with funding. He discusses using a snowball technique to acquire 60 gambling participants, defining participants into regular and irregular gamblers, and identifying gambling skill.

Findings (03:20)

Dr. Mark Griffiths discusses behavioral terms of regular and irregular gamblers. He reveals the results for his three hypotheses regarding skill, perception of skill, and irrational verbalization.

Evaluation (00:42)

Experts evaluate the representativeness, the validity, and reliability and of Dr. Mark Griffiths' cognitive bias gambling study.

Implications (03:51)

Dr. Mark Griffiths' cognitive gambling study reveals the psychology of the near miss. It provides information that can help gamblers overcome addiction and provides insight on gambling dangers. Griffiths discusses the convenience of gambling.

Credits: Griffiths: Cognitive Bias and Gambling—Core Studies in Psychology (00:13)

Credits: Griffiths: Cognitive Bias and Gambling—Core Studies in Psychology

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Griffiths: Cognitive Bias and Gambling—Core Studies in Psychology

Part of the Series : Core Studies in Psychology
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Why are some people able to indulge in gambling as harmless fun while others become addicted? In this program, Dr. Mark Griffiths, an expert in the psychology of gambling, explains the methodology behind his 1994 case study “The Role of Cognitive Bias and Skill in Fruit Machine Gambling.” Focusing on possible differences between regular and irregular gamblers, Griffiths looks at what happens when people draw conclusions from what they want to believe rather than from actual evidence, and the implications of this for the understanding of cognitive psychology. Part of the series Core Studies in Psychology. (17 minutes)

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: FMK49811

ISBN: 978-1-61753-447-8

Copyright date: ©2010

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