Motivation main culprit behind gambling habit

Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has tried to find out whether it is the promise of money rather than the thrill of the chase that motivates people vulnerable to gambling.

When presented with the option of playing cards to either receive a guaranteed certain amount of money - for example, an 100 percent chance of winning 2 dollars - or to gamble for that same amount of money - for example, a 50 percent chance of winning 2 dollars - people more vulnerable to gambling chose the guarantee.

Ironically, people less vulnerable to gambling, - motivated by suspense - were more likely to gamble.

The study is printed online in Social Psychology Bulletin. (ANI)

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