Traditional game theory requires at least two individuals. This book extends game theory to the inner workings of a single person. Using game theory to analyse single individuals makes sense if one thinks of individuals as consisting of two or more relatively automous partitions that might have conflicting motives. This is t to say that individuals are literally made up from multiple selves; it only suffices that we adopt a portrayal of the individual as a multilayered entity or of a dual nature, in a manner similar to Adam Smith's depiction of an impartial spectator existing within the individual, The tion that individuals may be considered as collections of distinct partitions or sub-selves has been challenging writers from diverse fields for many centuries. This book breaks new ground in combining psychological with evolutionary game theory, making for a highly promising way towards a better understanding of the individual and the development of their behaviour, along with the individual's own perceptions on it.
'Tassos Patokos is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at the University of Hertfordshir
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Professional & General
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30 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables, 30 black & white line drawings