Accession Number : AD0660204

Title :   SOME EXPERIMENTAL NON-CONSTANT-SUM GAMES REVISITED, PART I,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN COWLES FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS

Personal Author(s) : Shubik,Martin ; Stern,David H.

Report Date : 02 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In 1960 an experiment was carried out on six simple non-constant-sum two-by-two matrix games with five pairs of students (Yale seniors in a class on Industrial Organization). The theory, analysis and results were reported in a paper entitled: 'Some Experimental Non-Zero Sum Games With Lack of Information About the Rules.' The qualification, 'with lack of information about the rules,' in the title means that each player saw only his own payoff matrix and not that of his opponent. In the present series of papers the authors make use of data from the original experiment and five later replications. This paper applies traditional game-theoretic analysis, while Parts II and III suggest new theoretical approaches and behavioral measures.

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, BEHAVIOR), MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, DECISION MAKING, MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE