JOURNAL CLUB: Habit-forming design in digital technologies

For our journal club this week, we’re looking at a new theory paper by Maeva Flayelle and colleagues, in Nature Reviews Psychology, thinking about structural features of digital technologies (social media, sports betting, video games) in terms of the model-based / model-free framework for compulsive over-use.

Flayelle M, Brevers D, King DL, Maurage P, Perales JC, Billieux J. “A Taxonomy of Technology Design Features That Promote Potentially Addictive Online Behaviours.” Nature Reviews Psychology, February 14, 2023, 1–15.