Investigating Social Trends in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma

Published in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2017

Recommended citation: Jessica Finocchiaro. (2017). "Investigating Social Trends in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma." Florida Southern College Honors College Bachelor's Thesis. https://repository.flsouthern.edu/bitstream/handle/11416/315/Finocchiaro_Jessica_S17.pdf?sequence=1

In ethics, many academics make the assumption that all people want to be good. Evil comes in where there is a conflict of good decisions; where a decision that is good for one person contradicts the good of another. In this case, a person will make a different decision depending on their definition of the good they want to accomplish. In a society that starts with an equal proportion of selfishly good and selfessly good people, we aim to investigate the convergence of behavior through simulating the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma over time.

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Recommended citation: Jessica Finocchiaro. (2017). "Investigating Social Trends in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma." Florida Southern College Honors College Bachelor’s Thesis.