Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Victoria University

Keis Ohtsuka, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He conducts research on cultural beliefs and superstition in luck and winning, culture and gambling and erroneous gambling-related beliefs.

Keis is the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health (ISSN 2195-3007)(http://ajgiph.spinteropen.com) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia) where he worked as the Secretary from 2008 to 2012.

Keis was also a Research Fellow (honorary adjunct appointment) at China Center for Lottery Studies, Peking University from 2011 to 2013.

Keis has appeared in Media on a variety of topics such as luck, superstition, and erroneous gambling-related beliefs more than 30 times.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Victoria University

Education

  • 1990 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD (Educational Psychology)

Publications

  • 2016
    Venting anger in Cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self preservation in #roadrage tweets., Stephens, A. N., Trawley, S. L., & Ohtsuka, K. (2016). Venting anger in Cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self preservation in #roadrage tweets. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.01.006
  • 2016
    Bread, milk and a Tattslotto ticket: The interpretive repertoires of young adult gambling in Australia., Nekich, M. A, & Ohtsuka, K. (2016). Bread, milk and a Tattslotto ticket: The interpretive repertoires of young adult gambling in Australia. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 6(1), 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40405-016-0013-0 {Winner of the 2015 AJGIPH Best Paper Award sponsored by SpringerOpen}
  • 2015
    Responsible gambling: Sympathy, empathy or telepathy? , O’Mahony, B., & Ohtsuka, K. (2015). Responsible gambling: Sympathy, empathy or telepathy? Journal of Business Research, 68, 2132-2139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.03.012 (SCImago Journal Rank Q1)
  • 2014
    Cognitive biases in aggressive drivers: does illusion of control drive us off the road? , Stephens, A. N., & Ohtsuka, K. (2014). Cognitive biases in aggressive drivers: does illusion of control drive us off the road? Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 124-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.04.016 (SCImago Journal Rank Q1)
  • 2014
    Senior gambling in Hong Kong: through the lenses of Chinese senior gamblers - an exploratory study. , Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2014). Senior gambling in Hong Kong: through the lenses of Chinese senior gamblers - an exploratory study. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 4(1), 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40405-014-0004-y
  • 2014
    Job satisfaction among Malaysian employees: An application of Spector’s (1985) job satisfaction survey in the South East Asian Context. , R Ibrahim, R Z. A., Ohtsuka, K., Dagang, M. M., & Bakar, A. A. (2014). Job satisfaction among Malaysian employees: An application of Spector’s (1985) job satisfaction survey in the South East Asian Context. Jurnal Pengurusan, 41, 69-79. http://ejournals.ukm.my/pengurusan/article/view/7767/3104
  • 2013
    Views on luck and winning, self-control, and gaming service expectations of culturally and linguistically diverse Australian poker machine gamblers., Ohtsuka, K. (2013). Views on luck and winning, self-control, and gaming service expectations of culturally and linguistically diverse Australian poker machine gamblers. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1), 9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2195-3007-3-9
  • 2013
    The clinical and social construction of the Paichais of Macau. , Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2013). The clinical and social construction of the Paichais of Macau. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1), 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2195-3007-3-6
  • 2012
    Review of the Job Demand-Control and Job Demand-Control-Support models: Elusive moderating predictor effects and cultural implications. , R Ibrahim, R Z. A., & Ohtsuka, K. (2012). Review of the Job Demand-Control and Job Demand-Control-Support models: Elusive moderating predictor effects and cultural implications. Southeast Asia Psychology Journal, 1, 10-21. http://www.cseap.edu.my/sapj/index.php/journal/viewPdf/002
  • 2012
    Casino service quality, tiered customer segments, and casino player retention. , Prentice, C., King, B., & Ohtsuka, K. (2012). Casino service quality, tiered customer segments, and casino player retention. Services Marketing Quarterly, 33, 277-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15332969.2012.714700 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2011
    All for the winner: An analysis of the characterization of male gamblers in Hong Kong movies with gambling theme., Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2011a). All for the winner: An analysis of the characterization of male gamblers in Hong Kong movies with gambling theme. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 208-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-010-9274-5 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2011
    Pathways to development of problem gambling among Chinese gamblers in Hong Kong: Validation of the Blaszczynski and Nower (2002) model., Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2011b). Pathways to development of problem gambling among Chinese gamblers in Hong Kong: Validation of the Blaszczynski and Nower (2002) model. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 2, 17-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/BF03342122
  • 2010
    Donning red underwear to play mahjong: Superstitious beliefs and problem gambling among Chinese mahjong players in Macau. , Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2010). Donning red underwear to play mahjong: Superstitious beliefs and problem gambling among Chinese mahjong players in Macau. Gambling Research, 22, 18-33. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=222832684890834;res=IELHSS
  • 2010
    Vietnamese Australian gamblers’ views on luck and winning: Universal versus culture-specific schemas. , Ohtsuka, K., & Ohtsuka, T. (2010). Vietnamese Australian gamblers’ views on luck and winning: Universal versus culture-specific schemas. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 1, 34-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/BF03342117
  • 2009
    Desperate housewives: An analysis of the characterisations of female gamblers portrayed in gambling movies in Hong Kong., Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2009). Desperate housewives: An analysis of the characterisations of female gamblers portrayed in gambling movies in Hong Kong. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 7, 229-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-008-9180-2 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2005
    Problem gambling: An exploration of the role of global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, and illusion of control beliefs. , Ginakis, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2005). Problem gambling: An exploration of the role of global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, and illusion of control beliefs. Gambling Research, 17, 7-16. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=843812143146349;res=IELHSS
  • 2001
    Youth gambling in Melbourne’s west: Changes between 1996 and 1998 for Anglo-European background and Asian background school-based youth. , Moore, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2001). Youth gambling in Melbourne’s west: Changes between 1996 and 1998 for Anglo-European background and Asian background school-based youth. International Gambling Studies, 1, 87-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459800108732289
  • 2000
    The structure of young people’s leisure and their gambling behaviour., Moore, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2000). The structure of young people’s leisure and their gambling behaviour. Behaviour Change, 17, 167-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/bech.17.3.167
  • 1999
    Beliefs about control over gambling among young people, and their relation to problem gambling., Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1999a). Beliefs about control over gambling among young people, and their relation to problem gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 13, 339-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.13.4.339
  • 1999
    The prediction of gambling behavior and problem gambling from attitudes and perceived norms., Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1999b). The prediction of gambling behavior and problem gambling from attitudes and perceived norms. Social Behavior and Personality, 27, 455-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1999.27.5.455
  • 1997
    Sex differences in pathological gambling using gaming machines., Ohtsuka, K., Bruton, E., DeLuca, L., & Borg, V. (1997). Sex differences in pathological gambling using gaming machines. Psychological Reports, 80, 1051-1057. http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1997.80.3.1051
  • 1997
    Gambling activities of young Australians: Developing a model of behaviour. , Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1997). Gambling activities of young Australians: Developing a model of behaviour. Journal of Gambling Studies, 13, 207-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1024979232287
  • 1992
    Discourse organization in the comprehension of temporal order in narrative texts., Ohtsuka, K., & Brewer, W. F. (1992). Discourse organization in the comprehension of temporal order in narrative texts. Discourse Processes, 15, 317-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01638539209544815
  • 1988
    Story structure, characterization, just world organization, and reader affect in American and Hungarian short stories. , Brewer, W. F., & Ohtsuka, K. (1988a). Story structure, characterization, just world organization, and reader affect in American and Hungarian short stories. Poetics, 17, 395-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-422X(88)90043-5

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society, Ltd
  • National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)