Mating strategies as game theory: Changing rules?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):613-613 (2000)
Human behavior can be analyzed using game theory models. Complex games may involve different rules for different players and may allow players to change identity (and therefore, rules) according to complex contingencies. From this perspective, mating behaviors can be viewed as strategic “plays” in a complex “mating game,” with players varying tactics in response to changes in the game's payoff matrix.
Keywords 380105 Social and Community Psychology  C4  780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X00523371
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