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The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies
Josephine Un1; Desmond Lam2
2016-04-01
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
ISSN1557-1874
Volume14Issue:2Pages:200-216
Abstract

This study was undertaken to explore movie portrayals of Chinese gambling behaviors. More than 350 observation hours were spent reviewing and documenting 39 Chinese gambling-themed movies. In general, observations found that Chinese gambling-themed movies tended to portray gambling positively. More importantly, cognitive distortions were represented commonly in these Chinese gambling-themed movies. Specifically, active illusionary control via skill efficacy was depicted most frequently, followed by cognitive control, talismanic control, and behavioral control. Passive illusionary control via luck was represented regularly in these movies. These findings will help policymakers to understand the extent and types of distortion better as well as misinformation that Chinese gambling-themed movies convey to the public.

KeywordChinese Cognitive Distortion Gambling Movie
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-015-9563-0
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology ; Substance Abuse ; Psychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychology, Clinical ; Substance Abuse ; Psychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000373078300010
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED RESORT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Affiliation1.Macau Gaming Management Association, Macau, China
2.Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, E22, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
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Josephine Un,Desmond Lam. The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies[J]. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,2016,14(2):200-216.
APA Josephine Un,&Desmond Lam.(2016).The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies.International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,14(2),200-216.
MLA Josephine Un,et al."The Portrayal of Gambling and Cognitive Biases in Chinese Gambling-Themed Movies".International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 14.2(2016):200-216.
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