Accession Number : AD0618117

Title :   A COMPARISON OF THEORETICAL BEHAVIOR WITH OBSERVED BEHAVIOR IN A TWO-PERSON ZERO-SUM GAME INTERACTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : Kulik,Barbara J.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Two male subjects played five two-person zero-sum games involving two or three strategy choices per person. It was observed that games with pure strategy solutions could have these solutions approximated within 30 trials or less but that solutions to the mixed strategy games could not be approached in 50 trials. The subjects, though instructed, did not always behave in the 'rational' way of following the minimax principle. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, GAME THEORY), OPTIMIZATION, DECISION MAKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE