Accession Number:

AD0657058

Title:

THE THEORY AND AN EXPERIMENT ON A SIMPLE FUNGUS-EATER GAME

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the fungus-eater approach is to obtain the optimal decision rules that handle means-end relations prescribed by a dynamic programming type situation to produce the maximum expected end-value. An experiment recently done at Hokkaido University is analyzed, and the behavior of human subjects is compared with the optimal behavior of the fungus-eater. Under the situations employed in the experiment, the fungus-eater model seems to work well for predicting the human SR behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE