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The Prisoner's Dilemma


The Prisoner's Dilemma

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Interactive site that illustrates the classic prisoner's dilemma negotiation strategy. Gaming behavior.
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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: August 14, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 27, 2013
Submitter: Ron Purser


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Steven Jackson
16 years ago

Steven Jackson (Faculty)

Good, clean and straightforward game theory without a lot of technical jargon
but which nonetheless expresses the point well. The site uses a simple
tit-for-tat strategy. Lots of potential applications.

Technical Remarks:

It would be nice if the program could keep a running tally of multiple sessions
to better demonstrate the roubustness of the tit-for-tat strategy.

Avatar for Ron Purser
16 years ago

Ron Purser (Faculty)

This is an excellent interactive site that allows one to play the Prisoner's
Dilemma game on-line. The site is visually appealing, interactive, and well
supplemented with explanatory text. The site also has helpful and informative
links to resources relevant to studies and research on the Prisoner's Dilemma
and Gaming Theory. This site could be used in Psychology, Management, Sociology,
International Relations, and Political Science courses.