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Dr Carrie Shaw, PhD

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University of Gibraltar:

Senior Researcher, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming
Staff
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming

Research Background

Carrie Shaw obtained her B.A., Hon. in psychology in 2012 from Mount Royal University after which she completed her graduate work at the University of Lethbridge. There she earned her MSc in psychology in 2014 and her PhD in evolution and behaviour with a focus in cognitive psychology in 2018. Her dissertation examined susceptibility to erroneous beliefs, the outcomes associated with these beliefs – including problem gambling – as well as interventions designed to prevent and correct erroneous beliefs. She came to the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming in 2021 after a three-year postdoc appointment working as the project manager for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s National Project, a study of gambling and problem gambling in Canada.

Research Interests

Carrie has a research focus in the area connecting cognition, individual differences, and psychometrics. She has a special interest in erroneous and anti-scientific beliefs, the manifestation of these beliefs in behavioural outcomes (e.g., gambling behaviours, endorsement of pseudoscientific treatments, etc.), and how to mitigate the impact of these beliefs. She has published on individual differences in prospective memory, poker skill, erroneous beliefs, gambling and problem gambling.

Selected Publications

Christensen, D. R., Nicoll, F., Williams, R. J., Leonard Shaw, C. A., el-Guebaly, N., Hodgins, D. C., McGrath, D. S., Smith, G. J., Belanger, Y. D., Stevens, R. M. G. (in print). Responsible gambling in Canada: An analysis of the RG Check patron surveys. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Williams, R. J., Belanger, Y. D., Leonard Shaw, C. A., Christensen, D. R., el-Guebaly, N., Hodgins, D. C., McGrath, D. S., Nicoll, F., Stevens, R. M. G. (2021). Indigenous gambling and problem gambling in Canada. Journal of Gambling Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10899-021-10022-5

Williams, R. J., Leonard Shaw, C. A., Belanger, Y. D., Christensen, D. R., el-Guebaly, N., Hodgins, D. C., McGrath, D. S., Nicoll, F., & Stevens, R. M. G. (2021). Predictors of Gambling and problem gambling in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.17269/s41997-020-00443-x

Leonard Shaw, C.A., Williams, R. J., & McGrath, D. S. (2020). Gambling fallacies: Predicting problem gambling in a national sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1037/adb0000673

Williams, R. J., Leonard Shaw, C. A., Belanger, Y. D., Christensen, D. R., el-Guebaly, N., Hodgins, D. C., McGrath, D. S., Nicoll, F., Smith, G. J., & Stevens, R. M. G. (2020). Gambling and problem gambling in Canada in 2018: Prevalence and changes since 2002. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1177/0706743720980080

Leonard Shaw, C. A., & Violo, V. T. (2020). Gender equality in gambling student funding: A brief report. Critical Gambling Studies.

Leonard Shaw, C. A., & Williams, R. J. (2018). Fallacious beliefs: Gambling specific and belief in the paranormal. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. doi: 10.1037/cbs0000113

Leonard Shaw, C. A., Williams, R. J. (2016). The relationship between gambling fallacies and problem gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1037adb0000189

Leonard Shaw, C.A. & Williams, R. J., & Vokey, J.  (2015). Gambling fallacies: What are they and how are they best measured?  Addiction Research & Therapy, 6(4). doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000256

Leonard Shaw, C. A. & Williams, R. J. (2015). Characteristics of good poker players. Journal of Gambling Issues, 31. doi: 10.4309/jgi.2015.31.5

Leonard Shaw, C. A., Staples, J., & Williams, R. (2014). Development and validation of the Poker Skills Measure (PSM). Journal of Gambling Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10899-014-9475-0