Panel Title

Session 1-4-B SPECIAL PANEL: The Behavioral Analysis of Gambling

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

7-6-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

7-6-2016 5:30 PM

Abstract

A behavioral analysis of gambling is unique among the psychologies. A behavioral analysis seeks answers to questions pertaining to the prediction and influence of gambling in terms of the individual gambler, and thus emphasis is placed on well-controlled small-n studies in which findings are generalized to other individuals. Further, the behavioral analysis of gambling is concerned with environmental and historical relations in accounting for current gambling behavior, and less of a reliance is placed on internal and hypothetical causal factors. This symposium explores two data-driven analyses of gambling behavior from a behavioral account of gambling while a third conceptual and theoretical talk brings to light considerations in the myth of the "near-miss effect" in slot machine gambling.

Keywords

behavior analysis; near-miss; experimental; theory; philosophy; psychology

Disciplines

Applied Behavior Analysis | Clinical Psychology | Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Theory and Philosophy

Comments

Attachment: PDF containing 26 slides; Title slide: Behavior Analysis: What It Is and Why It Matters

 
Jun 7th, 4:00 PM Jun 7th, 5:30 PM

The Behavioral Analysis of Gambling

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

A behavioral analysis of gambling is unique among the psychologies. A behavioral analysis seeks answers to questions pertaining to the prediction and influence of gambling in terms of the individual gambler, and thus emphasis is placed on well-controlled small-n studies in which findings are generalized to other individuals. Further, the behavioral analysis of gambling is concerned with environmental and historical relations in accounting for current gambling behavior, and less of a reliance is placed on internal and hypothetical causal factors. This symposium explores two data-driven analyses of gambling behavior from a behavioral account of gambling while a third conceptual and theoretical talk brings to light considerations in the myth of the "near-miss effect" in slot machine gambling.