Funded Research

Principal Investigator: John Nyman, PhD, University of Minnesota
Awarded $136,449 in 2010

Aim: Understand the differentiating factors between recreational gamblers with no gambling-related problems and pathological gamblers to determine when a recreational gambler becomes a problem gambler.

Nyman, J.A., Dowd, B.E., Hakes, J.K., Winters, K.C., & King, S. (2013). Work and Non-Pathological Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29 (1), 61-81.

Principal Investigator: Matthew P. Martens, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia
Awarded $172,500 in 2010

Aim: Test a personalized feedback-only intervention that will provide “at-risk” college students with information about their own behavior. The goal is to determine if college students receiving personalized feedback will report less gambling, fewer dollars gambled and less problem gambling than students in the education/advice and assessment-only control conditions.

Arterberry, B. J., Martens, M. P., & Takamatsu, S. K. (2015). Development and validation of the gambling problems scale. Journal of Gambling Issues, 30, 124–139.

Martens, M.P., Arterberry, B.J., Takamatsu, S.K., Masters, J., & Dude, K. (2015). The efficacy of a personalized feedback-only intervention for at-risk college gamblers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(3), 494-499.

Takamatsu, S. K., Martens, M. P., & Arterberry, B. J. (2015). Depressive symptoms and gambling behavior: Mediating role of coping motivation and gambling refusal self-efficacy. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Principal Investigator: Scott Huettel, PhD, Duke University
Awarded $34,500 in 2010

Aim: Test the hypothesis that whether someone makes a risky or safe choice depends not simply on preferences, but on the strategies they use to acquire and integrate new information.

Primary Investigator: Yijun Liu, PhD, University of Florida
Awarded $5,400 in 2010

Aim: Understand the neural pathways involved in excessive gambling and discern what is unique about the online gaming experience for people with gambling-related problems.