Effective Choice in the Prisoner's Dilemma

  title={Effective Choice in the Prisoner's Dilemma},
  author={Robert Axelrod},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={25 - 3}
  • R. Axelrod
  • Published 1 March 1980
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
This is a “primer” on how to play the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma game effectively. Existing research approaches offer the participant limited help in understanding how to cope effectively with such interactions. To gain a deeper understanding of how to be effective in such a partially competitive and partially cooperative environment, a computer tournament was conducted for the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma. Decision rules were submitted by entrants who were recruited primarily from experts in… 

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