video game addiction

Why Video Game Addiction Develops

Mechanisms that make people addicted to games

Do you play games on a daily basis?

The game is so fascinating that many people become addicted.

The following psychology is used when making games.

① Deviancy amplification spiral
Once you start the game, you become not wanting to lose to other players.

② Rarity of items
In the game, scenes that are difficult to capture and items that are difficult to acquire are set.

③ Endowment effect
As you continue the game, you begin to be proud of the achievements in your game.

④ Sunk cost
The longer you spend playing games, the harder you will be to quit. It feels like a waste to quit suddenly.

That’s not all of the reasons people fall into game addiction.

・References
https://tama.wtf/jp/society/psychology/video-game-addiction
WebMD: Video Game Addiction

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