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Titolo:
MONETARY INCENTIVE AND ERRONEOUS PERCEPTIONS IN AMERICAN ROULETTE
Autore:
LADOUCEUR R; DUBE D;
Indirizzi:
UNIV LAVAL,ECOLE PSYCHOL QUEBEC CITY PQ G1K 7P4 CANADA
Titolo Testata:
Psychology
fascicolo: 3-4, volume: 34, anno: 1997,
pagine: 27 - 32
SICI:
0033-3077(1997)34:3-4<27:MIAEPI>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RANDOM SEQUENCES; GENERATION; ILLUSION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
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Citazione:
R. Ladouceur e D. Dube, "MONETARY INCENTIVE AND ERRONEOUS PERCEPTIONS IN AMERICAN ROULETTE", Psychology, 34(3-4), 1997, pp. 27-32

Abstract

Gambling behavior is a complex phenomenon and represents an enigma for most researchers and theoreticians. A sociocognitive theory of gambling was recently formulated by Walker (1992) on the presence of erroneous perceptions held by the individuals while they gamble. Many studies have confirmed that erroneous perceptions are dominant ill all individuals involved in gambling activities and that the possibility of winning money is the player's most important external motivation to play. This study evaluated the effects of monetary incentive on the cognitive activity of individuals and on the betting strategies used while playing American roulette. It was hypothesized that the gr-enter the potential monetary gains, the greater the percentage of erroneous verbalizations accompanied by increased monetary risk taking behavior. Results indicate that the percentage of erroneous perceptions clearly outnumbered accurate perceptions, but that this percentage and risk taking behavior were not influenced by monetary incentives. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed in relation tothe psychology of gambling.

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