November 20, 2020 / Modified nov 20, 2020 9:19 a.m.

Episode 259: Scientists use game theory to understand human behavior

Game theory helps scientists produce predictions about how people will behave.

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Scientists use game theory to understand human behavior

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Episode 259: University of Arizona economic professor Martin Dufwenberg

Game theory analyzes situations of conflict and cooperation, and helps scientists produce predictions about how people will behave. University of Arizona economic professor Martin Dufwenberg says psychological game theory can add insight to how people are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martin Dufwenberg spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D Regents professor emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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