A naturalistic public good experiment is used to examine whether better players cooperate more or less than others. ‘Better’ is measured by subjects’ accuracy in a team-based shooting game, and cooperation is measured by introducing a public good decision into the game. A data set of 92 subjects was created and results show that better players cooperate significantly less than others. Economic theory is used to explain the result.
- public good
- shooting game
CHESNEY, T., CHUAH, S. H., HOFFMANN, R., HUI, W., & LARNER, J. (2014). Skilled Players Cooperate Less in Multi-Player Games. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 6(1), 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1386/jgvw.6.1.21_1