A new paper has just been published by FCRG member – Dr Adrian Parke (in conjunction with colleagues at Nottingham Trent University) – in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

An Open Access version can found here.

Drawing upon the academic literature on how emotions can affect decision-making, the paper discusses the idea of using positive emotions (e.g., positively framed messages) to help people stop gambling. The article offers scientifically sound ideas that can be tested experimentally and which may contribute to the development of useful strategies for reducing problem-gambling.

The reference for the paper is below:

Harris, A., Parke, A. & Griffiths, M.D. (2016). The Case for Using Personally Relevant and Emotionally Stimulating Gambling Messages as a Gambling Harm-Minimisation Strategy. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, (online first), 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s11469-016-9698-7