Special Issue "Games and Psychology"


A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alan Sanfey
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, P.O.Box 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
E-Mail: alan.sanfey@donders.ru.nl
Phone: +31 24 36 10657
Fax: +31 24 36 10989

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Alan Sanfey
Guest Editor


  • decision-making
  • choice
  • neuroeconomics
  • game theory
  • experimental economics
  • learning
  • memory
  • attention
  • risk
  • emotion

Published Papers (2 papers)

by  and
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
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by  and
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
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