Title

On the Use of Spatial Games in Explaining Human Cooperation

Published In

Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2016 IEEE Congress on

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

11-21-2016

Abstract

Spatial games are extensively used to study how cooperation evolves in human populations. Nevertheless, spatial games have several limitations which can produce misleading results. Specifically, the regular lattice structure creates artificial interactions and the reliance on a Moran process updating, coupled with weak selection, makes it difficult to switch strategies. These problems contribute to over-estimation of cooperation levels when compared to human experiments. In this paper these issues are discussed in depth. Two theorems relating to Moran process updating in spatial games are included.

DOI

10.1109/CEC.2016.7743815

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20107

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