SELF-ADMINISTERED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TERRITORIES GAME.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The Territories Game is one of a series of games that has been developed to study bargaining and negotiation processes and behavior as these are exhibited under the relatively controlled and defined conditions of a laboratory setting, particularly a computer-based laboratory. The game is representative of a class of games that involves both cooperative and conflicting interests which are resolved through tacit communications actions and maneuvers rather than direct verbal communications. This document contains the individual self-administered instructions for a computer version of the Territories Game. Since these instructions are complete and selfcontained, they also constitute a complete description of the game rules, legal actions, and procedures for implementing them in the computer setting. In the computer-based laboratory the computer is used as an experimental tool for on-line analysis, umpiring, control and recording of subject behavior, particularly the interaction process that takes place between the bargainers. The laboratory has a Philco 2000 computer and 24 sets of associated on-line television displays and button insertion consoles. These facilities and the associated computer programs permit the game to be played simultaneously by 12 pairs of live players, or by 24 live players paired against 24 players simulated by computer programs. For further details of the research program and associated publications the reader is referred to TM-230400100. Author