cmckinstry
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April 3rd, 2018 at 3:11:09 PM permalink
Hi everyone,

My name is Cara McKinstry and I am currently undertaking my Master in Clinical Psychology at the University of New England, NSW, Australia under the supervision of Dr Gavin Clark and Dr Adam Rock. As part of my research, we have decided to do a project on slot-machine gambling behaviour and the underlying mechanism of mental imagery to find out how it promotes problematic poker-machine behaviour. This will help us better understand problematic slot-machine gambling and improve the active targets of psychological treatment.

The online survey requires respondents to answer some questions to do with their gambling behaviour, is completely anonymous and has been approved by the ethics committee at the University of New England. We are looking for people that whose preferred mode of gambling is a slot machine.

We would be really grateful if you could participate, as the study will hopefully lead to increased funding for gambling research as well as increased knowledge surrounding therapies for gamblers. The survey should only take 25 minutes to complete and can be viewed here:

(see link in following post)

Thank you in advance
Kind regards, Cara McKinstry.
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April 3rd, 2018 at 3:45:23 PM permalink
I enthusiastically endorse the request above. Per a new forum rule, which we'll call the "UK kitchen rule," new members can't leave links. Even I couldn't edit her post to have a link so I'm putting it here:

Information Sheet for Participants
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April 3rd, 2018 at 3:49:30 PM permalink
25 minutes?!
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April 3rd, 2018 at 5:15:25 PM permalink
Why does this ring a bell????? I swear we've seen a post like this before.
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April 3rd, 2018 at 7:27:41 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

Why does this ring a bell????? I swear we've seen a post like this before.




Yes you are right. These posts seem to come up a few times a year.
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April 3rd, 2018 at 8:36:04 PM permalink
It appears that you can do part of the survey and return later.
AxelWolf
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April 3rd, 2018 at 8:41:04 PM permalink
Quote: SM777

25 minutes?!

Ya, that seems a bit long.

OP. Do we get any free play incentives for completing it?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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April 3rd, 2018 at 8:42:40 PM permalink
Quote: vegas

Yes you are right. These posts seem to come up a few times a year.

Someone has to figure out how to better hook gamblers each year.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
cmckinstry
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April 10th, 2018 at 3:05:40 AM permalink
You guys are right there was another student at my Uni completing similar research a few years ago, however this research has a slightly different focus. Your participation would be greatly appreciated :)
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April 10th, 2018 at 4:50:04 AM permalink
Survey done. That was much different than ones that Iíve done before. In my hometown Iíve been paid to do these surveys a handful of times.
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