One thing I always intend to do is produce a summary of any research I am involved in after it has been published, so that anyone interested in the results of the work (including the participants that took part) can quickly and easily find out what the results show, and how that can be applied.
Of course I never get around to actually doing this… but fortunately other people have been doing this for me!
Thanks to GREO (Gambling Research Exchange Ontario) and BASIS (The Brief Addiction Information Source) for discussing and reviewing our research publications!
Here are two summaries/reviews of our paper looking at craving in Gambling disorder:
The WAGER, Vol. 22(12) – Mind or matter: Is gambling craving biologically based?
Brain activities and craving in response to gambling and non-gambling cues
Here is a summary of a paper I was involved in that investigated the illusion of control in a group of students. This is the tendency for people to overestimate the control that have when playing games of chance.
Illusion of control and sense of agency among undergraduate students
It was great to see a poster at my bus stop here in Vancouver warning people about the dangers of fentanyl. This seemed particularly pertinent this morning as I was on my way to the Downtown Eastside, the central location of recent fentanyl overdoses. Read More »
This week our new paper looking at craving and cue reactivity in gambling disorder was published (free access to the paper here). Thanks to a great press release from UBC we had a lot of media interest. Highlights below!
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Last year I took part in a plenary discussion at the New Horizons for Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver. Luke Clark, Catherine Winstanley, Nick Richards, and I took a look at some classic cognitive distortions and discussed the implications they might have for responsible gambling messaging.
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