Accession Number : AD0665334

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION: CHILD TO ADULT,

Corporate Author : DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Bussey,Stuart ; Marks,Richard ; Escovar,Luis

Report Date : 07 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Male pairs and mixed pairs of ages 8, 12, 16, and 20 participated in a standard 'Prisoner's Dilemma' game, and one in which they could alter their choices after seeing their opponent's. Overall cooperation was a decreasing monotonic function of age. Males cooperated with other males more than with females until age 20. There was a steady increase in the rate of choice reversal until age 20. Explanation of the aforementioned results was based primarily on a social learning model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *BEHAVIOR), CHILDREN, ADULTS, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), SEX, LEARNING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE