Special Issue "Psychological Perspectives on Simple Games"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021.
The use of simple games (such as Matching Pennies, or, Rock Paper Scissors) as a paradigm for understanding behaviour is attractive for a number of reasons. Optimal or ‘rational’ response patterns can be clearly defined and compared with actual performance. Play can be established between other individuals or automated opponents, where characteristics in the latter case can be perfectly controlled. Simple games are resolved quickly, allowing for fast cycles of repeated play and an examination of sequential effects in behaviour. Finally, simple games are often both intuitive and fun to play, helping to maintain participant engagement in a laboratory setting. As such, simple games are well positioned to provide a fluid route to novel insights into psychological phenomena.
I encourage a diverse range of submissions that use simple games as a paradigm to examine core aspects of any sub-field of psychology (e.g., cognitive, comparative, developmental, educational, health, personality, social). The aim of the Special Issue is to highlight new research that represents the range of intersections between simple game paradigms and psychology, to see more clearly the connections between individual strands of psychology, and finally, to establish new points of contact between psychology and other disciplines that also use simple games as a core methodology.
Dr. Ben Dyson
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Games is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- competitive games
- collaborative games
- zero-sum games
- simple games