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Skilled players cooperate less in multi-player games

Chesney, Thomas; Chuah, Swee-Hoon; Hoffmann, Robert; Hui, Wendy; Larner, Jeremy


Professor of Computational Social Science

Swee-Hoon Chuah

Robert Hoffmann

Wendy Hui


A naturalistic public good experiment is used to examine whether better players cooperate more or less than others. ‘Better’ is measured by subjects’ accuracy in a team-based shooting game, and cooperation is measured by introducing a public good decision into the game. A data set of 92 subjects was created and results show that better players cooperate significantly less than others. Economic theory is used to explain the result.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2014
Publication Date Mar 1, 2014
Deposit Date Mar 4, 2019
Journal Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
Print ISSN 1757-191X
Electronic ISSN 1757-1928
Publisher Intellect
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 21-31
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