Dr. Candice Graydon (nee Jensen)


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Dr. Candice Graydon is a Researcher in the Gambling Research Lab.

Candice Graydon

Her research focuses on exposing relationships between gamblers’ psychophysiological, neural, and cognitive interpretations of various slot machine outcomes (e.g., losses disguised as wins, near misses) and their subsequent gambling behaviours. 


Dixon, M. J., Gutierrez, J., Larche, C. J., Stange, M., Graydon, C., Kruger, T. B., & Smith, S. D. (2019). Reward reactivity and dark flow in slot-machine gambling:“Light” and “dark” routes to enjoymentJournal of Behavioral Addictions8(3), 489-498.

Dixon, M.J., Gutierrez, J., Stange, M., Larche, C.J., Graydon, C.M., Vintan, S., & Kruger, T.B. (2018). Mindfulness problems and depression symptoms in everyday life predict dark flow during slots play: implications for gambling as a form of escapePsychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33(1), 81-90.

Graydon, C., Dixon, M.J., Stange, M., & Fugelsang, J. (2018). Gambling despite financial loss - The role of losses disguised as wins in multiline slotsAddiction114(1), 119-124.

Graydon, C., Stange, M., & Dixon, M. J. (2018). Losses Disguised as Wins Affect Game Selection on Multiline Slots. Journal of Gambling Studies34(4), 1377-1390.

Dixon, M. J., Stange, M., Larche, C. J., Graydon, C., Fugelsang, J. A., & Harrigan, K. A. (2018). Dark flow, depression and multiline slot machine playJournal of Gambling Studies34(1), 73-84.

Dixon, M. J., Larche, C. J., Stange, M., Graydon, C., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2018). Near-misses and stop buttons in slot machine play: An investigation of how they affect players, and may foster erroneous cognitionsJournal of Gambling Studies, 34(1), 161-180.

Stange, M., Graydon, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2017). Increased urge to gamble following near-miss outcomes may drive purchasing behaviour in scratch card gamblingJournal of Gambling Studies33(3), 867-879.

Stange, M., Grau, M., Osazuwa, S., Graydon, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2017). Reinforcing small wins and frustrating near-misses: Further investigation into scratch card gamblingJournal of Gambling Studies33(1), 47-63.

Stange, M., Graydon, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2016). “I was that close”: Investigating Players’ Reactions to Losses, Wins, and Near-Misses on Scratch CardsJournal of Gambling Studies, 32(1), 187-203.

Dixon, M.J., Collins, K., Harrigan, K.A., Graydon, C., & Fugelsang, J.A. (2015). Using sound to unmask losses disguised as wins in multiline slot machinesJournal of Gambling Studies31(1), 183-196.

Dixon, M. J., Graydon, C., Harrigan, K. A., Wojtowicz, L., Siu, V., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2014). The allure of multi‐line games in modern slot machinesAddiction109(11), 1920-1928.

Dixon, M.J., Harrigan, K.A., Santesso, D.L., Graydon, C., Fugelsang, J.A., & Collins, K. (2013). The impact of sound in modern multiline video slot machine playJournal of Gambling Studies30(4), 913-929.

Jensen, C., Dixon, M.J., Harrigan, K.A., Sheepy, E., Fugelsang, J.A., Jarick, M. (2013). Misinterpreting “winning” in multiline slot machine gamesInternational Gambling Studies 13, 112-126.