Background: Gambling Disorder (GD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder resulting from the interaction of clinical, cognitive, and affective factors. Impulsivity is a crucial factor in addiction studies, as it is closely linked to cognitive distortions in GD by encompassing impulsive choices, motor responses, decision-making, and cognitive biases. Also, emotions, mood, temperament, and affective state are crucial in developing and maintaining GD. Gambling can be used as a maladaptive coping strategy to avoid or escape problems and distress. Methods: The aim of the present study is to explore differences in personality traits and emotion regulation of people suffering from GD, substance-dependent gamblers (SDGs), and healthy controls (HCs). Additionally, the study proposes a new experimental task: the “Gambling Affective Task” (GAT) to investigate the influence of affective priming on risk-taking behaviors. Results: Our findings indicate that participants placed lower bets following positive priming. Additionally, SDGs wagered significantly higher amounts than HCs, regardless of priming type. In general, participants exhibited longer response times after positive priming trials, compared to negative and neutral priming trials. These findings suggest that experiencing positive emotions can act as a protective factor by delaying and lengthening gambling behaviors. By comparing gamblers with and without substance comorbidity, we can gain insight into the exclusive factors of GD and improve our understanding of this disorder. Conclusions: By elucidating the impact of emotional states on risk-taking, the research also provides new insights into the prevention and treatment of GD.

Betting on Your Feelings: The Interplay between Emotion and Cognition in Gambling Affective Task / Mari, E.; Cricenti, C.; Boccia, M.; Zucchelli, M. M.; Nori, R.; Piccardi, L.; Giannini, A. M.; Quaglieri, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 13:(2024), pp. 1-23. [10.3390/jcm13102990]

Betting on Your Feelings: The Interplay between Emotion and Cognition in Gambling Affective Task

MARI E.;CRICENTI C.;BOCCIA M.;PICCARDI L.;GIANNINI A. M.;QUAGLIERI A.
2024

Abstract

Background: Gambling Disorder (GD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder resulting from the interaction of clinical, cognitive, and affective factors. Impulsivity is a crucial factor in addiction studies, as it is closely linked to cognitive distortions in GD by encompassing impulsive choices, motor responses, decision-making, and cognitive biases. Also, emotions, mood, temperament, and affective state are crucial in developing and maintaining GD. Gambling can be used as a maladaptive coping strategy to avoid or escape problems and distress. Methods: The aim of the present study is to explore differences in personality traits and emotion regulation of people suffering from GD, substance-dependent gamblers (SDGs), and healthy controls (HCs). Additionally, the study proposes a new experimental task: the “Gambling Affective Task” (GAT) to investigate the influence of affective priming on risk-taking behaviors. Results: Our findings indicate that participants placed lower bets following positive priming. Additionally, SDGs wagered significantly higher amounts than HCs, regardless of priming type. In general, participants exhibited longer response times after positive priming trials, compared to negative and neutral priming trials. These findings suggest that experiencing positive emotions can act as a protective factor by delaying and lengthening gambling behaviors. By comparing gamblers with and without substance comorbidity, we can gain insight into the exclusive factors of GD and improve our understanding of this disorder. Conclusions: By elucidating the impact of emotional states on risk-taking, the research also provides new insights into the prevention and treatment of GD.
2024
addiction; gambler; decision-making; pathological behavior; emotional states; affective states
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Betting on Your Feelings: The Interplay between Emotion and Cognition in Gambling Affective Task / Mari, E.; Cricenti, C.; Boccia, M.; Zucchelli, M. M.; Nori, R.; Piccardi, L.; Giannini, A. M.; Quaglieri, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 13:(2024), pp. 1-23. [10.3390/jcm13102990]
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