The Flipped Classroom: Can First Year Students Learn and Apply Rational Choice and Game Theory?

As I’ve blogged about here previously, several weeks ago I used the flipped classroom technique to teach my first year seminar students about the “state of nature” and its utility (or lack thereof) for analyzing politics.  The results were exciting and astounding!

More on Self-Interest, Cooperation, and Game Theory

Are we fundamentally self-interested or cooperative and altruistic? Recent research suggests:

"It appears from these studies that humans are predisposed to cooperation and generosity, and only become selfish when they take time to think about the situation."

So what are the implications?

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  • Ailsa Henderson
  • Andre Perrella
  • Anna Esselment
  • Anthony Piscitelli
  • Barry Kay
  • Ben Margulies
  • Christopher Alcantara
  • Christopher Cochrane
  • Geoffrey Stevens
  • Jason Roy
  • Jorg Broschek
  • Loren King
  • Manuel Riemer
  • Nikolaos Liodakis
  • Robert Williams
  • Simon Kiss
  • Timothy Gravelle
  • Zachary Spicer

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