Accession Number : AD0265389

Title :   A GAME THEORY APPARATUS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SCHWARTZ,NOEL F.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This report describes an electrical apparatus designed to facilitate psychological research in games of strategy for game matrices no larger than 3 x 3. The description includes an operational procedure and an explanation of the circuitry with an accompanying photograph of the equipment and simplified schematic. The apparatus provides push-button selection of matrix columns by one subject and rows by his opponent who may be another subject or the experimenter. These selections determine numerical payoff values of varying desirability for the players. This conflict situation allows the psychologist to study various aspects of human behavior, such as strategy formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, *GAME THEORY, *PSYCHOLOGY, CIRCUITS, DESIGN, REACTION (PSYCHOLOGY), TEST EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE