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Gambling cognitions


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  • Website: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
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People with gambling problems often have false beliefs that contribute to their addiction, such as their belief in luck, superstition, and control. Use this tool to search for more examples and testing programs for this distorted thinking.


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dysfunctional beliefs , distorted thinking , survey questionnaire, gambling cognition , mental health and addictions

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Rated on: 12/12/2017 11:19:21 AM

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