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ERIC Number: ED084581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 22
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Prisoner's Dogmatism Scores and Creative Alternative Game Behavior under Full Communication and Real Reward Conditions: A Correlational Study.
Seibold, David R.; Steinfatt, Thomas M.
To extend information on communication to game theory, a study was conducted (1) to determine whether there was a relationship between dogmatism of players in a creative alternative game and their game behavior, and (2) to compare the behavior of federal prison inmates playing a game under conditions of real rewards and full communication opportunities with college students under similar conditions. After completing dogmatism tests, 20 prisoner subjects were assigned to pairs, according to test scores, for the creative alternative game. Results of the 37 game trials supported the assumption that "low dogmatic" pairs would arrive at more "creative" solutions than "high dogmatic" pairs. Comparison of the prisoner results with those of the four college experiments indicated that the percentage of cooperative responses were similar in both groups, "low dogmatic" pairs in both groups tended to behave much the same, but "high dogmatic" pairs in the prison group tended to play more cooperatively than in the college samples. Ultimately, findings about the influence of the dogmatism variable on communication behavior still remain inconclusive. (RN)
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