Webinar: Knowledge of random events and chance in people with gambling problems

This webinar is hosted by Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU).

In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Turner, independent scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, will discuss his research on key errors people make in their understanding of random events including the gambler’s fallacy, the belief in systems, and moreover, a failure to understand the independence of random events.

In general, most people struggle to understand random chance, but problem gamblers make more errors than most. Dr. Turner will discuss research conducted to identify key variables of interest in contrasting people with gambling problems compared to people without gambling problems. We will discuss the implication of these findings for education and treatment. 

Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022

Time: 12 - 1 p.m. EDT

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Target audience: Mental health and addiction service providers. 

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Nigel Turner, PhD., Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Dr. Turner has spent the past 25 years conducting research on the psychology of addictions with a primary focus on gambling behaviour. He is particularly interested in the mismatch between the mathematics of random chance, and the human concept of random chance. 


This training has been approved by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board (CPGCB) and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)  for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit/Hour. 

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