I use this blog to reflect and distill my thinking about simulations and games for learning. I look for ready to use resources to quickly create active learning experiences that engage and inform. I also share, news, ideas, and just for fun.

13.3.13

When Does One Good Deed Deserve Another?

When Does One Good Deed Deserve Another? This research describes a game similar some ways to prisoners dilemma. . In the trust game, a player must decide how much money to send to a second player. The amount is then tripled and given to the second player. The second player can then choose how much to share back with player one. Player one bears the risk of not receiving reciprocity.

"People who exhibited more trust and took greater risks benefited more—in this case monetarily—and people who exhibited less trust and took smaller risks often missed a golden opportunity."

The games used in the experiments are clearly explained and I think could be used in the classroom to explore the distinction of trust on a more personal level.

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