- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Game Theory

Core definition

The study of strategic situations, or ‘games’, where players with conflicting interests attempt to maximize their returns.

Longer explanation

Game theory is used to help understand and explain social action and interaction in any situation where at least two people are competing at some level. Games can be ‘zero sum’, where benefits are ...

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