Behavioral Economics

Disease

World Health Organization: Is Video Game Addiction a Disease?

Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/18/video-game-addiction-could-soon-recognised-official-disease/ My opinion: Alcoholism and drug addiction have long been considered to be diseases of some sort, stemming from genetic problems. The evidence has been lackluster, to say the least, and if it IS a disease, then we need to evaluate what exactly is causing it. My personal experience with Internet/gaming addiction, as well …

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Behavioral Economics Behind Screen Addiction

Here we discuss the basic economic concepts of utility and preference. At the end of this article, I’ll propose some straightforward tips to keep Internet addiction at bay (especially if you suspect your kids are at risk). Utility is defined as the “welfare” or “happiness” one receives from consuming a product or engaging in some …

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