Faculty Advisor

Schachterle, Lance

Abstract

Using sources from the humanities, social sciences, and game theory, we explored the conceptual and real-world relationships among games, play, and rationality. In contrast to traditional game theory emphasizing only winning, we postulate a "play rationality" that allows for additional goals (like have fun). To observe the implications of "play rationality," we developed a "Student Dilemma" game based on classic game theory. Our analysis looks at observations of our game in light of both experimental game theory and "play rationality."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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