• Question: In your work you use video games to test human behaviour, would this mean you can basically use anything to test anything?...As long as it's relevant

    Asked by alicekelly to Jono on 20 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by pooboy, radsare1005, marden.
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      Jono Bone answered on 20 Jun 2013:

      Hi Alice,

      No I ask very specific questions about how humans cooperate (or cheat) with each other. I also look at the role punishment plays in helping people to cooperate. When I say I use computer games, these are not normal computer games. I have designed them to replicate particular which let me test a hypothesis I have. For example, I have recently been looking at how cooperation and punishment is affected by having one player stronger at than another.