Seed Grant: “Sequential Decision Making and Illusionary Pattern Detection in Gamblers”

Principal Investigator: Andreas Wilke, PhD, Clarkson University
Awarded $28,675 in 2012

Aim: Determine if subjects that have a greater tendency to perceive illusory patterns also have a higher tendency to gamble. If so, this will reveal an important aspect of gambling behavior that may lead to new screening tools for gambling risk.

Wilke, A., Scheibehenne, B., Gaissmaier, W., McCaney, P., & Barrett, H. C. (2014). Illusionary pattern detection in habitual gamblers. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 291–297.

Gaissmaier, W., Wilke, A., Scheibehenne, B., McCanney, P., & Barrett, H. C. (2015). Betting on illusory patterns: Probability matching in habitual gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32 (1),143-156

Year: 2012
Type: Project Grants