Accession Number:

AD0604157

Title:

ON GAME-LEARNING THEORY AND SOME DECISION-MAKING EXPERIMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The paper reports on games in which a player learns to improve his strategy during the course of a sequence of plays. The fusion model developed by Bush and Mosteller to explain observed behavior of rats in experimental learning situations was used as the basis for both theoretical and experimental investigation of the efficiency of this type of stochastic process in learning to play games. The experiments reported were with human subjects. Their game- learning performance was compared with that of the stat-rat, represented by the fusion model with numerical values of the parameters estimated to fit experimental data for rats. The theoretical models accept basic assumptions of von Neumann-Morgenstern game theory and Bush-Mosteller learning theory. The theoretical and experimental results are directly relevant for any situation in which a sequence of decisions is made

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE