Alexander Walker

PhD Candidate (Psychology)
Alexander is a PhD candidate in the Cognitive Psychology program at the University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Fugelsang and Dr. Derek Koehler. He is a part of the Research Stream in the Gambling Research Lab.
PhD Candidate Alexander Walker

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 JudgmentsJournal 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 styleJournal 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.