Colloquium Comparative Psychology 2018/2019

Datum / Uhrzeit:
14.12.18   /  15:00 - 16:00

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kalenscher, Institute of Experimental Psychology

Gebäude 23.03, 00.61


Arne Stops, Psychological Assessment and Differential Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-University

will give a talk to

"Going Tilt - Loss of Control at the Poker Table"



In poker, tilt describes a state in which one is overwhelmed by (negative) emotions, ultimately leading to a loss of ability to control one´s game with rationally calculated decisions. Tilt can be induced in various situations, which seem to have in common the frustration they cause to the player. In self-reports, players especially state big losses or losing streaks due to particularly bad luck as triggering tilt. Most research on the topic is qualitative; evidence that directly verifies the existence of the phenomenon is still missing. The aim of my dissertation is to initially supply evidence for tilt by reanalyzing archival online poker data and undergo further examination of interfering factors and interindividual differences in proneness to tilt through experimental online-studies.


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