Do the Math- Why some people are jerks and yet others are nice to strangers

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:10 pm

The model developed by Yale's Adam Bear and David Rand incorporates ideas from the evolutionary game theory of cooperation and the behavioral economics of intuition and deliberation. Participants play games where they can be either helpful or selfish, and make choices using rules of thumb or careful reasoning. Some games have no chance of a future payoff for being nice; other games allow for the possibility of reciprocation.

This is what the model predicts will happen: People who come from a supportive and friendly environment learn intuitively to cooperate—even with strangers where there is no potential payoff—because they have often benefited from such generous behavior. However, if they take time to deliberate, they overrule their cooperative instinct if they realize there is no possibility of future payoff.

People who are typically surrounded by jerks, on the other hand, learn intuitively to be selfish—and also learn not to deliberate. So, the model shows, they wind up acting selfishly even when cooperating would actually pay off, because they don't stop to think.

Explore further: Game theory analysis shows how evolution favors cooperation's collapse


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-mathwhy-people-jerks-nice-strangers.html#jCp

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:28 pm

Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:20 pm

God these studies are done over and over and just tell us what we already know!
Happy people normally come from loving situations and vice fucking versa Rolling Eyes

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Post by sassy on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:28 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Yep and guess what that says about us and those that rail against other nations.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:31 pm

sassy wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Yep and guess what that says about us and those that rail against other nations.


You mean why does Hamas never build bomb shelters for the defense of its people, places peoplke as shields for their weaponary, tells people to stay after being warned of targets, which israel complies with the rules of engagement.
And even worse dismisses a peace deal in the first week, because fundementally Hamas did not have enough cannon fodder killed to gain public sympathy
Yeah hamas broke so many rules and committed war crimes, but hey, this study sums this up fundementally about you

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:33 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Well you were clearly surrounded by jerks.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:40 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Well you were clearly surrounded by jerks.

So why did I turn out so sweet?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:41 pm

I think it's pretty selfish of Sassy to have those huge signatures - I guess she must be surrounded by jerks.

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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:09 pm

sassy wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Yep and guess what that says about us and those that rail against other nations.

What does it say? It says people are happy with they way things were because they worked and now they feel things aren't working so they're unhappy?

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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 pm

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Raggamuffin wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Very interesting! So the people always railing against benefits grew up surrounded by jerks -- I think I somehow already knew that Smile

Well you were clearly surrounded by jerks.

So why did I turn out so sweet?

I personally think it might be your choice of lippy, but it could be the rouge on your cheeks?

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:09 pm

Stormee wrote:I believe in benefits for OUR OWN but NOT OUTSIDERS, work that out.

Easy You're a ---- Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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