The Case for Strategic Paranoia.

Clegg, Liam F.

I argue that the thrill of winning, which I call Endogenous Reinforcement, is adaptive in that it prevents agents from adopting pure strategies in competitive environments, which would leave them open to exploitation. Thus, Endogenous Reinforcement can facilitate Protean Behavior. This means that humans' learning and decision making apparatus is implicitly strategic, in a way that may generate sub... read more

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