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Publications

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.

Barton, K. R., Yazdani, Y., Ayer, N., Kalvapalle, S., Brown, S., Stapleton, J., ... & Harrigan, K. A. (2017). The effect of losses disguised as wins and near misses in electronic gaming machines: A systematic review. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(4), 1241-1260.

Larche, C. J., Musielak, N., & Dixon, M. J. (2017). The candy crush sweet tooth: How ‘Near-misses’ in candy crush increase frustration, and the urge to continue gameplay. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(2), 599-615.

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.

Templeton, J. A., Dixon, M. J., Harrigan, K. A., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2015). Upping the reinforcement rate by playing the maximum lines in multi-line slot machine play. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(3), 949-964.

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 machines. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(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 machines. Addiction, 109(11), 1920-1928.

Dixon, M.J., Fugelsang, J.A., MacLaren, V.V. & Harrigan, K.A.  (2013).  Gamblers can discriminate ‘tight’ from loose’ electronic gambling machines. International Gambling Studies 13(1), 98-111.

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 play. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(4), 913-929.

Dixon, M.J., MacLaren, V.V., Jarick, M., Fugelsang, J.A., & Harrigan, K.A. (2013). The frustrating effects of just missing the jackpot: Slot machine near-misses trigger large skin conductance responses, but no post reinforcement pauses. Journal of Gambling Studies 29(4), 661-674.

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

Harrigan, K. A., Dixon, M.J., MacLaren V.V., Collins, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2012). The maximum rewards at the minimum price: Reinforcement rates and payback percentages in multi-line slot machines.  Journal of Gambling Issues, 26, 11-29.

MacLaren V.V., Fugelsang, J.A., Harrigan, K.A., Dixon, M.J.  (2012).  Effects of impulsivity, reinforcement sensitivity, and cognitive style on pathological gambling symptoms among frequent slot machine players.  Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 390-394.

Guttentag, D., Harrigan, K. A. & Smith S. (2011).  Gambling by Ontario casino employees: Gambling behaviours, problem gambling and impacts of the employment.  International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2011.605069.

Dixon, M., Harrigan, K. A., Jarick, M., MacLaren, V., Fugelsang, J. A. & Sheepy, E. (2011).  Psychophysiological arousal signatures of near misses in slot machine play.  International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2011.603134.

MacLaren, V. V., Best, L. A., Dixon, M. J., & Harrigan, K. A. (2011). Problem gambling and the Five Factor Model in university students. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 335-338.

MacLaren, V. V., Fugelsang, J., Harrigan, K. A., & Dixon, M. J. (2011). The personality of pathological gamblers: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31(6), 1057-1067.

Dixon, M. J., Harrigan, K. A., Sandhu, R., Collins, K., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2010). Losses disguised as wins in modern multi-line video slot machines.  Addiction, 105(10), 1819-1824.

Harrigan, K. A., & Dixon, M. (2009). PAR Sheets, Probabilities, and Slot Machine Play: Implications for Problem and Non-Problem Gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues, 23, 81-110.

Harrigan, K. A. (2009).  Slot Machines: Pursuing Responsible Gaming Practices for Virtual Reels and Near Misses.  International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 7(1), 68-83.

Harrigan, K. A. (2008).  Slot Machine Structural Characteristics: Creating Near Misses Using High Symbol Award Ratios. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 6(3), 353-368.

Wagar, B. M. and Dixon, M.J. (2006). Affective Guidance in the Iowa Gambling Task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 277-290.