This game is based on the problem of the Prisoner's Dilemma in which you have the choice of cooperating with a partner or defecting against them. The background problem of the prisoner’s dilemma typically described as the following: (from Poundstone, W. (1992) Prisoner's Dilemma)
Science of Friendship
This Project GUTS pilot unit was developed to engage students in understanding how computing and complex adaptive systems play an essential part in the social sciences by combining discussion, activities, data collection, and modeling with NetLogo to more deeply understand why human cooperate and make friends. Student investigations center on the role of cooperation in human interactions—and how cooperation plays a role in global issues such as resource management, health equity and climate change.