Whether its poker, blackjack, slot machines, or lottery tickets, it’s all fun and games until it’s not. Today on our show we have an amazing, brave guest, Marla, who is sharing the reality of the dark side of a gambling addiction. Our guest has struggled with a gambling addiction that affected so many areas of her life negatively. We are going to discuss the behavioral principles in play regarding gambling. This one is going to be raw and real as always so tune the F in.
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Related Research Articles:
The first is the establishment of a behavior-analytic journal devoted to the study of gambling behavior. The journal, Analysis of Gambling Behavior, published its first issue in 2007. #CheckItOut
Dixon, M. R., Wilson, A. N., Belisle, J., & Schreiber, J. B. (2018). A functional analytic approach to understanding disordered gambling. The Psychological Record, 68(2), 177-187. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40732-018-0279-y
Weatherly, J. N., & Dixon, M. R. (2007). Toward an integrative behavioral model of gambling. Analysis of Gambling Behavior, 1, 4–18.
Weatherly, J. N., & Flannery, K. A. (2008). Facing the challenge: The behavior analysis of gambling. The Behavior Analyst Today, 9(2), 130-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100652