Friday, 3 December 2010

Losses Disguised As Wins

A factor that likely contributes to continued and potentially harmful gambling is a characteristic known as Losses Disguised as Wins. Professor Kevin Harrigan of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada has produced an instructive video about Losses Disguised as Wins. You can have a look at it here:

To learn more, click here to go to the University of Waterloo's problem gambling research centre.

When you are next in a pokie pub or club, you'll be as horrified as I when you have a look at how many times the false reinforcement of LDWs occur.

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