The goal of this research project is to foster the understanding of the development of problem gambling via cognitive modelling. This work is supported by a research fellowship from the British Academy.
A number of different factors and tentative explanations for the development of pathological gambling have been provided by researchers in various fields, including psychology, biology, and sociology. The precise understanding of the underlying mechanisms is a prerequisite for effective prevention and treatment. In this project, such theories on problem gambling are implemented and simulated using the cognitive architecture CHREST.
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