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Adam Goodie

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Department Head
Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Director, Georgia Gambling and Decision Lab


Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1997

Research Interests

Dr. Goodie directs the Georgia Gambling and Decision Lab, which is dedicated to multidisciplinary studies area of gaming and gambling behaviors, the problems that can arise from them, and more broadly to judgment and decision making under uncertainty.  

Dr. Goodie’s primary areas of current research interest are:

The role of perceived control in basic decision making

Contributors to the development, maintenance and recovery from problem gambling, particularly those related to cognitive distortions

Personality effects and individual differences in decision making and problem gambling

Bayesian reasoning and base rate neglect under direct experience

Selected Publications

Reilly, T.R.*, Goodie, A.S., & Kogan, S.M. (2022). Relations Among Gambling Behavior, Associated Problems, Game Type, and Risk Factors in a Rural, African American, Adolescent Sample. Journal of Gambling Studies, 38, 425-443. DOI 10.1007%2Fs10899-021-10060-z

Goodie, A.S., Sankar, A.R.*, & Doshi, P. (2019). Experience, risk, warnings, and demographics: Predictors of evacuation decisions in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 41, 101320. DOI 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101320

Shinaprayoon, T.*, Carter, N.T., & Goodie, A.S. (2018). The Modified Gambling Motivation Scale: Confirmatory factor analysis and links with problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues, 37, 108-135. 

Selden, M.*, & Goodie, A.S. (2018). Review of the effects of Five Factor Model personality traits on network structures and perceptions of structure. Social Networks, 52, 81-99. 

Eby, L.T., Mitchell, M.E.*, Gray, C.J., Provolt, L.*, Lorys, A., Fortune, E.*, & Goodie, A.S. (2016) Gambling-related problems across life domains: An exploratory study of non-treatment seeking weekly gamblers. Community, Work & Family, 19, 604-620. DOI 10.1080/13668803.2015.1112255 

Goodie, A.S., Meisel, M.K.*, Ceren, R.*, Hall, D.B., & Doshi, P. (2016). Evaluating and improving probability assessment in an ambiguous, sequential environment. Current Psychology, 35, 667-673. DOI 10.1007/s12144-015-9335-9 

Meisel, M.K.*, He, N., Campbell, W.K., & Goodie, A.S. (2016). Narcissism, overconfidence, and risk taking in U.S. and Chinese student samples. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47, 385-400. DOI 10.1177/0022022115621968 

Goodie, A.S., MacKillop, J., Miller, J.D., Fortune, E.E.*, Maples, J.*, Lance, C.E., & Campbell, W.K. (2013). Evaluating the South Oaks Gambling Screen with DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria: Results from a diverse community sample of gamblers. Assessment, 20(5), 523-531. DOI: 10.1177/1073191113500522 

Goodie, A.S., & Fortune, E.E.* (2013). Measuring cognitive distortions in pathological gambling: Review and meta-analyses. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 730-743. DOI: 10.1037/a0031892 

Goodie, A.S., & Fantino, E. (1996). Learning to commit or avoid the base-rate error.  Nature, 380, 247-249. DOI:10.1038/380247a0 

*denotes student author


Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, 1997


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