Emotions and Their Effect on Cooperation Levels in N-Player Social Dilemma Games
Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence
Artificial intelligence, Game theory, Emotions, Pattern perception
Game theoretical social dilemma games provide a framework for studying how decisions are made in social dilemmas. It has been suggested emotions—e.g., anger or guilt—can influence the decision process. Recently two human experiments were conducted to gain insight into what effect, if any, emotions have on decision making in public goods and group competition games. In this paper we present a simple computer model that emulates those game-theoretical human experiments. Simulation results indicate anger and guilt have very different effects on decision making depending on the type of social dilemma under investigation.
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Researchers can access the work here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14803-8_7
Greenwood, Garrison W. "Emotions and their effect on cooperation levels in n-player social dilemma games." Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 88-99.