Accession Number : AD0662663

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF STRATEGY AND REWARD STRUCTURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK TEACHERS COLL

Personal Author(s) : Keiffer,Miriam G. ; Deutsch,Morton

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The way in which Prisoner's Dilemma type games are presented to players has been shown to have an effect on how they play. In addition, differences in programmed strategies have been shown to affect the game-playing behavior of subjects. The present study compares the effects of different ways of presenting the game reward structure to the subjects, as well as the effects that the different strategies of an opponent have on the subject's game-playing behavior. The following games were compared: A basic two-person Prisoner's Dilemma Game, a two-group Prisoner's Dilemma Game, a three-person Prisoner's Dilemma Game, and three two-person Decomposed Prisoner Dilemmas Games. Within each game the effects of three programmed strategies were compared: Unconditional Benevolence, Conditional Benevolence, and Unconditional Malevolence.

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, BEHAVIOR), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION, DECISION MAKING, RESPONSE

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE