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Clark, Luke and Wohl, Michael J A (2021) Langer's illusion of control and the cognitive model of disordered gambling. Addiction, Early online, . doi: 10.1111/add.15649.

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E. J. Langer's paper, 'The illusion of control' (1975), showed that people act in ways that suggest they hold illusory beliefs in their ability to control the outcome of chance-determined games. This highly cited paper influenced the emerging field of gambling studies, and became a building block for cognitive approaches to problem gambling. Over time, this work has inspired therapeutic approaches based on cognitive restructuring, preventative programmes focused upon gambling myths and regulatory scrutiny of skill mechanics in modern gambling products. However, the psychological mechanisms underlying the 'illusion of control' remain elusive.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
Date
28 July 2021
Identification #
doi: 10.1111/add.15649
Volume
Early online
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