publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Decision making, cognitive distortions and emotional distress: A comparison between pathological gamblers and healthy controls

Maria Ciccarelli; Mark D. Griffiths; Giovanna Nigro; Marina Cosenza;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Background and objectives The etiology of problem gambling is multifaceted and complex. Among others factors, poor decision making, cognitive distortions (i.e., irrational beliefs about gambling), and emotional factors (e.g., negative mood states) appear to be among the most important factors in the development and maintenance of problem gambling. Although empirical evidence has suggested that cognitive distortions facilitate gambling and negative emotions are associated with gambling, the interplay between cognitive distortions, emotional states, and decision making in gambling remains unexplored. Methods Pathological gamblers ( N  = 54) and healthy co...
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free text keywords: Cognitive distortions, Decision making, Emotional distress, Gambling disorder, Pathological gambling, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Psychiatry and Mental Health, Developmental psychology, Distress, Cognitive restructuring, Psychology, Iowa gambling task, Cognition, Generalizability theory, Cognitive bias, Psychotherapist, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine, Social psychology, Mood

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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Decision making, cognitive distortions and emotional distress: A comparison between pathological gamblers and healthy controls

Maria Ciccarelli; Mark D. Griffiths; Giovanna Nigro; Marina Cosenza;