Teaching children cooperation — An application of experimental game theory

  title={Teaching children cooperation — An application of experimental game theory},
  author={Chinn-Ping Fan},
  • Chinn-Ping Fan
  • Published 2000
This paper studies children’s behavior in a prisoner’s dilemma game. I attempted to teach children cooperation by means of a short moral lecture. Over the period of 12 months, I experimented with 196 children between the ages of six and eleven. The experimental findings are as follows. (1) In support of the developmental psychology theories, the proportions of cooperation are indeed higher for older children. (2) There is a positive short-run teaching effect: the proportion of cooperative… CONTINUE READING
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