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Game Theory and Its Applications: In the Social and Biological Sciences / Edition 2

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Overview

Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.

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I liked this book a very great deal because it is successful in bringing together the mathematical fields of game theory and the psychological aspects of interdependent decision making. I thoroughly recommend this book. - British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
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A critical introduction to game theory and a survey of some of its major applications and associated experimental research. The first edition was titled Game Theory and Experimental Games: The Study of Strategic Interaction, and was published by Pergamon Press in 1982. The second edition is extensively revised, and updated to include significant or interesting theoretical developments and empirical research findings related to coordination games, social dilemmas, strategic aspects of evolutionary biology, framing effects, strategic voting, and other areas of research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750623698
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Series: International Series in Social Psychology
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Introduction 3
2 One-person games 15
3 Coordination games and the minimal social situation 33
4 Two-person zero-sum games 53
5 Experiments with strictly competitive games 85
6 Two-person mixed-motive games: informal game theory 100
7 Experiments with Prisoner's Dilemma and related games 134
8 Multi-person cooperative games: coalition formation 161
9 Multi-person non-cooperative games and social dilemmas 186
10 Social choice and strategic voting 229
11 Theory of evolution: strategic aspects 272
12 Game theory and philosophy 294
Appendix: A simple proof of the minimax theorem 317
References 325
Index 363
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