As part of the Gambling Research Lab, Alexander investigates cognitive biases as they relate to scratch card gambling. Specifically, he is interested in how pieces of information (e.g., unclaimed prize information), presented to scratch card players, may bias their gambling related decisions, thus leading them to engage in irrational and potentially problematic gambling behaviours.
Walker, A.C., Stange, M., Dixon, M.J., Koehler, D.J., & Fugelsang, J.A. (2019). Graphical Depiction of Statistical Information Improves Gambling-Related Judgments. Journal of Gambling Studies, 35, 945-968.
Stange, M., Walker, A.C., Koehler, D.J., Fugelsang, J.A., & Dixon, M.J. (2018). Exploring relationships between problem gambling, scratch card gambling, and individual differences in thinking style. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(4), 1022-1029.
Walker, A. C., Stange, M., Fugelsang, J. A., Koehler, D. J., & Dixon, M. J. (2018). Unclaimed Prize Information Biases Perceptions of Winning in Scratch Card Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, e-pub ahead of print.