Dr Stuart Spicer
Profiles

Dr Stuart Spicer

Research Fellow in Psychology of Gaming and Gambling

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

I am currently a Research Fellow in two roles. My primary position is in applied healthcare, as a member of PenARC (NIHR Applied Research Collaboration: South West Peninsula). My additional position is in the psychology of gaming and gambling, within the School of Psychology. I have a background in both quantitative and qualitative research, and my current interests include mental health, wellbeing, addictive behaviour, gambling, and dementia.


Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology - University of Plymouth (2020)
  • MSc Psychology - University of Nottingham (2015)

Key publications

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Journals
Articles
Close J, Spicer SG, Nicklin LL, Uther M, Lloyd J & Lloyd H (2021) 'Secondary analysis of loot box data: Are high-spending “whales” wealthy gamers or problem gamblers?' Addictive Behaviors 117, 106851-106851 , DOI
Nicklin LL, Spicer SG, Close J, Parke J, Smith O, Rayman T, Lloyd H & Lloyd J (2021) 'It’s the attraction of winning that draws you in” – A qualitative investigation of reasons and facilitators for videogame loot box engagement in UK gamers' Journal of Clinical Medicine , DOI Open access
Spicer SG, Wills AJ, Jones PM, Mitchell CJ & Dome L (2021) 'Representing uncertainty in the Rescorla-Wagner model: Blocking, the redundancy effect, and outcome base rate' Open Journal of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience 14-21 , DOI
Close J, Spicer S, Nicklin LL, Uther M, Lloyd J & Lloyd H (2020) 'Secondary analysis of loot box data: are high-spending “whales” wealthy gamers or problem gamblers?' https://psyarxiv.com/fvdrx/ , DOI Open access
Spicer S, Mitchell C, Wills A & Jones P (2019) 'Theory protection in associative learning: humans maintain certain beliefs in a manner that violates prediction error' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition , DOI Open access
Buckley M, Holden L, Spicer S, Smith AD & Haselgrove M (2019) 'Crossing boundaries: Global reorientation following transfer from the inside to the outside of an arena' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition , DOI Open access
Spicer SG, Wills A, Jones PM, Mitchell C & Dome L 'Representing uncertainty in the Rescorla-Wagner model: blocking, the redundancy effect, and outcome base rate' , DOI