PS-DA Model of Game Addiction: Theoretical Hypothesis and Case Analysis

  • Peng Deng
  • Zhiting Zhu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


Excessive game play of adolescents is one of the serious problems faced by the information society. This paper reviews the related work and programs of this field first, and then explores the mechanism which leads to Game Addiction (GA) from the perspective of inner architecture of game. We find that game addiction is due to the PS-DA cycle embedded in games, and provide a method to control and utilize GA from the source of edutainment game development. Furthermore, we discuss the possibilities of implanting the PS-DA mechanism into instruction and general activities.


Pathological Gambling Internet Addiction Computer Game Playing Theoretical Hypothesis Game Addiction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Deng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhiting Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education SciencesEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Continuing EducationYunnan Normal UniversityYunnaningP.R. China

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