PhD Candidate (Psychology)

Madison is a PhD candidate in the Cognitive Neuroscience program under the supervision of Dr. Mike Dixon. She is also part of the Knowledge Translation and Exchange Hub in the Gambling Research Lab.Profile image of Madison Stange.

Currently, her primary program of research focuses on the structural characteristics of scratch cards and their physiological and cognitive effects on the player. Madison recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and completed her Honours Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Mike Dixon.


Publications

Stange, M., & Dixon, M. J. (2020). Scratch Card Near-Miss Outcomes Increase the Urge to Gamble, but Do Not Impact Further Gambling Behaviour: A Pre-registered Replication and ExtensionJournal of Gambling Studies, online ahead of print.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Studies, e-pub ahead of print.

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.

Dixon, M. J., Stange, M., Larche, C. J., Graydon, C., Fugelsang, J. A., & Harrigan, K. A. (2018). Dark flow, depression and multiline slot machine play. Journal of Gambling Studies, 34(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 cognitions. Journal of Gambling Studies, 34(1), 161-180.

Stange, M., Brown, D. G., Harrigan, K., & Dixon, M. (2017). Built-in bad luck: Evidence of near-miss outcomes by design in scratch cards. Journal of Gambling Issues, (36).

Stange, M., Graydon, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2017). Increased Urge to Gamble Following Near-Miss Outcomes May Drive Purchasing Behaviour in Scratch Card Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(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 Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(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 Cards. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(1), 187-203.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo