Seed Grant: “Evaluating and Treating the Near-Miss Magnitude Effect in Underage Pathological Gambling”

Principal Investigator: Mark R. Dixon, PhD, Southern Illinois University
Awarded $34,500 in 2011

Aim: Test the hypothesis that exposure to “near-misses” that resemble large jackpot wins will produce greater activity in the dopamine reward system than near-misses that resemble small jackpot wins in an fMRI scanner; and evaluate the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for reducing and altering disordered gambling behavior.

Year: 2011
Type: Project Grants