Previous research identified deficits in risky decision-making in problem gamblers (PGs) (Lawrence et. al., 2009).
Irrational thinking plays an important role in the development of problem gambling (Benhsain, Taillerfer & Ladouceur , 2004).
Research found a link between gambling-related cognitive distortions and gambling problem severity (Xian et. al., 2008).
Pathological gambling has been associated with elevated impulsivity (Michalczuk et. al., 2011).