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Psychology of Game Playing: Introduction to a Special Issue

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Academic Editor: Ulrich Berger
Games 2015, 6(4), 677-684;
Received: 4 December 2015 / Revised: 17 December 2015 / Accepted: 17 December 2015 / Published: 21 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychological Aspects of Strategic Choice)
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Game theory has focused attention on different problems at different times in its history. Currently, attention is devoted to investigating how human decision makers with bounded rationality choose strategies in interactive decisions. Behavioral economics, and more generally experimental games, have appeared in the literature with accelerating frequency since 1990, and this cannot continue indefinitely without a proportional expansion of journal space. This Special Issue includes contributions to behavioral economics, experimental games, and evolutionary game theory, using theoretical, experimental, and agent-based modeling techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: behavioral game theory; experimental games; history of game theory behavioral game theory; experimental games; history of game theory

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