Special Issue "Games and Psychology"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2012)
Dr. Alan Sanfey
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, P.O.Box 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Recent interdisciplinary work has attempted to explain how people behave in game theoretic scenarios in terms of fundamental psychological and neural mechanisms such as reward processing, attention, emotion, and personality measures, amongst others. This type of work can deliver important insights, from demonstrating that complex interactive behavior can be understood in terms of basic processes to explaining the variability of behavior by individual differences in cognitive and social abilities as well as variation in genes and pharmacology. This Special Issue seeks to better understand the link between psychological processes and behavior in interactive settings. We welcome all contributions which are interested in exploring the psychological processes, defined broadly, underlying interactive decision-making.
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- game theory
- experimental economics
Games 2011, 2(4), 452-462; doi:10.3390/g2040452
Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 1 September 2011 / Accepted: 2 December 2011 / Published: 9 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (284 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Responder Feelings in a Three-Player Three-Option Ultimatum Game: Affective Determinants of Rejection Behavior
Games 2012, 3(1), 1-29; doi:10.3390/g3010001
Received: 24 October 2011; in revised form: 16 January 2012 / Accepted: 7 February 2012 / Published: 13 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (344 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
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Title: The Resolution Game: A Dual Selves Perspective
Authors: Dimitri Migrow 1 and Matthias Uhl 2
Affiliation: 1 Department of Economics, The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
2 Max Planck Institute of Economics, Kahlaische Straße 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
Abstract: Several approaches are used to account for the observation that individuals selfcommit when anticipating their weak will. Previous work has predominantly focused on externally enforced self-commitment devices which rely on third parties. Contrary to that, we explain the emergence of resolutions concerning the consumption of an ambivalent good as a means of internal self-commitment. Uncertainty lies within a person and stems from the idea that she is unsure about her ability to resist a temptation she is exposed to in a different state. In our dual selves model, concrete resolutions result as a compromise between two conflicting selves within the person. The self in the state of planning prefers consumption abstinence while the self in the state of enjoyment prefers consumption excess. Any generous resolution that is made is only a concession from the planner to the enjoyer to avoid such an excess. In the positive part of this article, we derive a unique equilibrium level of resolutions that the planner will form. In the normative part, we discuss how an impartial observer who is not psychologically involved would evaluate the implications of this outcome. Finally, normative differences of our approach to hyperbolic discounting models are outlined.
Keywords: dual selves; resolutions; self-control; impartiality
Last update: 9 November 2012