Game Technology as an Intervention for Public Understanding of Sociality

Project: Research-related funding

Project Details


priming grant to coordinate between three universities: Princeton (host), Bath, and Georgia Tech on using serious games as an intervention to improve intuitive understanding of complex strategies of cooperation.

Layman's description

Even when people know that they would be better off working with other people, sometimes they don't. We looked at whether playing computer games gave players a better intuition about how they can cooperate.

Key findings

We definitely can change how people cooperate. If they are working with people they can't identify, they cooperate more after using the game. However, if they are working one-on-one with someone, they'll often use their knowledge to be more competitive.
Short title$32,000
Effective start/end date1/08/171/08/19