Research Project: Virtual Reality Application for Game Theory, Towers of Hanoi, & Prisoner’s Dilemma Study

The UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research is excited to start a new collaborative project with Dr. Jaime Windeler and Dr. Andrew Harrison in the Lindner College of Business.  The Virtual Reality Application for Game Theory, Towers of Hanoi, & Prisoner’s Dilemma Study project will allow study participants to perform game theory tasks (Towers of Hanoi and Prisoner’s Dilemma with Punishment Rounds) as part of their ongoing research about economic decision-making.  The purpose of this phase of the study is to measure the effects of fully immersive virtual reality on decision-making.

UCSIM will develop a prototype virtual reality application with game theory exercises for study participants, including a Tower of Hanoi scenario for cooperative play, and a Prisoner’s Dilemma with Punishment Rounds scenario.  The Prisoner’s Dilemma game will feature six (6) rounds where players decide how many tokens to contribute to a group pool, and how many tokens to punish other players for not contributing to the group pool.

For more information, visit the project page.