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Sist endret: 28. oktober 2016 16:37
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2014
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2014

Type of musical soundtrack affects behavior in gambling

Bidragsytere:
  • Rune Aune Mentzoni
  • Jon Christian Laberg
  • Geir Scott Brunborg
  • Helge Molde og
  • Ståle Pallesen

Tidsskrift

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
ISSN 2062-5871
e-ISSN 2063-5303
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2014
Publisert online: 2014
Volum: 3
Hefte: 2
Sider: 102 - 106
Open Access

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84923254092

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Sosial- og arbeidspsykologi

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Tittel

Type of musical soundtrack affects behavior in gambling

Sammendrag

A long existing notion is that the presence of music might affect gambling behavior. In spite of this, little empirical research on the subject exists. The main aim of the present study was to corroborate and elaborate on the existing findings concerning gambling and music through a laboratory based experiment. A nonclinical sample of 101 undergraduate students (72 females, 29 males) played a computerized gambling task in which either a high-tempo or a low-tempo musical soundtrack was present. Persistence in gambling, reaction time and evaluation of the game comprised the outcome variables. Low-tempo music was associated with increased gambling persistence in terms of overall number of bets placed, whereas high-tempo music was associated with intensified gambling in terms of faster reaction time per placed bet. Type of soundtrack was not associated with game evaluation. Our findings add to the existing knowledge by showing that both low-tempo and high-tempo music can be associated with more risky gambling behavior, the former by increasing gambling persistence and the latter by reducing reaction time for bets placed. In sum, the existing studies provide compelling evidence that music can affect various aspects of gambling behavior. These findings may have clinical implication by educating gamblers on the effects of structural mechanisms in gambling on behavior.

Bidragsytere

Rune Mentzoni

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Rune Aune Mentzoni
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Jon Christian Laberg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Geir Scott Brunborg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for rusmidler og tobakk ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Helge Molde

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Ståle Pallesen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen
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