Gambling Motivation Study


The Addictive Behaviours Lab is conducting a research study examining the relationship between rewards, motivation, and gambling. As a participant, you will take part in a 60-minute laboratory session. The session will involve completing a computer-based task measuring motivation, a prize draw, and playing an online slot casino game. You will also be asked to answer various questions on demographics, gambling habits, and personality characteristics. You will be asked to complete a short follow-up survey two weeks after your session. Participation will remain confidential. All participants will receive a $20 gift card for the laboratory session, a $5 gift card for completing the follow-up survey, and a gift card for whatever amount won through the prize draw.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) Live in Calgary or surrounding area
2) 18 years of age or older
3) Gambled at least once a month for the last 3 months

Exclusion criteria:

1) Current or past problems with gambling.


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University of Calgary’s Addictive Behaviours Lab,

Principal investigator:

David Carson Hodgins

Clinical trial: