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Title: Effects of Online Gambling on Attention
Authors: Roddy, Kyle
Advisors: Conway, Andrew
Contributors: Kastner, Sabine
Department: Psychology
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: Following the explosion of the internet, online gambling has become a convenient and widespread form of gambling. This study examined potential attentional effects of online gambling in college students through the use of a modified Stroop task, one of the most well documented measures of attention. Participants (N=40) completed a survey and a modified Stroop task that included gambling-related words. There was no Stroop gambling interference effect observed between gamblers and non-gamblers, but Stroop gambling interference was significantly correlated with amount spent on online gambling. Also, gamblers did experience a larger Stroop interference effect than non-gamblers. The results support established literature, but further investigation is required regarding the observed differences in Stroop interference. Keywords: Addiction, attention, automaticity, gambling, Stroop
Extent: 33 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Psychology, 1930-2017

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