Plenary Session 2- Dr Michael Wohl


NAGS is excited to announce that Dr Michael J. A. Wohl, Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Psychology at

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada has accepted our invitation to be a virtual international keynote speaker at this year's Conference.

Michael will be presenting on  "Reward Programs in the Gambling Industry"

 Work in his Carleton University Gambling Laboratory (CUGL) focuses on, among other things, factors that predict disordered gambling (e.g., erroneous beliefs, financial focus), facilitators of responsible gambling (e.g., monetary limit setting and adherence), and the relation between nostalgia (i.e., sentimental longing) and cessation of disordered gambling as well as recovery. Members of CUGL also examine the influence of rewards program membership on a player’s attitudes and behaviours.

Dr. Wohl has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers. He is the receipt of, among other recognitions, International Center for Responsible Gambling’s Research Achievement Award, National Council on Problem Gambling’s Research of the Year Award, and Carleton University’s Research Excellence Award. To facilitate his gambling research, Wohl has received research funding from national and international organizations including, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Gambling Research Exchange, International Center for Responsible Gambling, and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.



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