Accession Number:

AD0608420

Title:

PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES IN GAMBLING.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. and research bulletin,

Corporate Author:

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

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Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Sixteen pairs of Ss participated in a gambling experiment using shuffleboard bowling machines. Each S in a pair was given two dollars to use in betting with the other player during the 10-game session. Independent variables included the mean level of performance high vs. low, as determined by the Ss ability and the variability of performance high vs. low, as manipulated by E. The data indicated that the high-mean players enjoyed a psychological advantage additional findings concerned with factors involved with the making of a bet and the effect of achievement motivation on gambling behavior are discussed. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE