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Title: Beating lady luck : effects of competitive gambling on opponent likeability and targeted physical aggression
Authors: Wee, Kenneth Z.
Pang, Joyce S.
Keywords: Balloon Analogue Risk Task
Competitive Gambling
Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Wee, K. Z., & Pang, J. S. (2018). Beating lady luck : effects of competitive gambling on opponent likeability and targeted physical aggression. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 21(3), 143-155. doi:10.1111/ajsp.12216
Series/Report no.: Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Abstract: This study aimed to examine the effects of gambling motives and competitive gambling outcomes on opponent likeability and targeted physical aggression. We hypothesized that (a) losers would perceive their opponents to be less likeable and (b) would be physically more aggressive toward their opponents. Opponent likeability was proposed to mediate the lose–aggression relationship while social gambling motives were proposed to moderate the lose–aggression relationship. Specifically, we expected that losers of competitive gambling situations would engage in greater physical aggression only if they perceived their opponents to be less likeable. In addition, lower perceived opponent likeability would translate into greater targeted physical aggression only if the loser possessed low social motives for gambling. Ninety‐eight undergraduates who self‐identified mostly as recreational gamblers participated in a competitive gambling game. The Hot Sauce Paradigm was adapted as a measure of targeted physical aggression. Results obtained supported our hypotheses. Potential implications and limitations are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/84433
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/50105
ISSN: 1367-2223
DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12216
Rights: © 2018 Asian Association of Social Psychology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Asian Journal of Social Psychology and is made available with permission of Asian Association of Social Psychology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
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