Game theory. Must be an econ class
@hollow114, or sociology
@hollow114, basically teaches you that your entire class is full of selfish pricks
@hollow114, Hmm... If I remember my game theory correctly, this game would result in everyone getting 0 points. While given there is no Nash equilibrium, (let's say there are 10 students), there is incentive for every student to go from 2 point to 6 points. Since all the other students don't know what the other students are choosing, their best response is to choose 6 points, in order to better off themselves compared to their fellow students. (Actually much more complicated. Just don't feel like go through an entire lecture right now.)
@hollow114, it's Pyschology 100. I go to Maryland and just found out I have that professor this fall
@Rathalos, well the idea is supposed to be. The net gain by everyone choosing 2 is greater than the risk of everyone having 0. That's also econ :)
@Rathalos, every game has at least one Nash. Whether in pure strategy(dominate strategy) or in mixed strategies.
@BigMeatyClaws, oh. I was talking about simply pure Nash equilibrium, without mix strategies. Otherwise, you are correct.
@hollow114, I played this game in a comparative political institutions class.
@Crimea, took the class. Was in fact psychology. Called the prisoners dilemma.
@Rathalos, it's a classic example of a prisoners dilemma, cooperation overall results in better total payout. But taking advantage of someone else cooperating gives a better individual outcome
College in a shellnut.
@TORGUEEE, College in a nutsack
Prisoners dilemma; go educate yourselves, it's a really interesting concept. My Econ professor actually did a similar thing with extra credit points except he randomly paired us up in two's in our class of 400 and had us anonymously pick one or the other with our transmitters (fúck transmitters btw, college kids know the struggle)
I'd pick 2
I'd choose 6 points so everybody can suffer
I choose 2
This is more evil than Trigon himself
I would say do 2. Assuming its a class of 30-50, that means only 3-5 people can do 6points, which is quite small. Me adding myself would just add to the risk of loosing significantly. I'd rather a small gain than non at all
He never said anything about the two points so I'll take those and have guaranteed bonus points.
@Anonymous Jack III, what if the other 99% of classmates are assholes
@Anonymous Jack III, If more than than 10% of the students choose 6, then no one gets any points...
Calm down there Satan
Evil in its purest form
A tragedy of the commons
@burnout, nice economic reference. Though, I'm not sure how it applies here though.
@Rathalos, was in some cool article I read the other day. About a teacher who has never had a class get the points in twenty years of teaching.
It's from professor Curtis in psychology 100 I loved him and got 6 points
It depends on what kind of people are in the class
Go for it because everyone will think everyone chose that
This is easy to solve. Get all classmates together, put numbers in a bowl and each classmate draws a number and enters it. Obviously, don't have enough of the number that will give 0 points. To ensure the game is played fair, as each number is drawn it is immediately entered in front of everyone. Simples.
@Darthballz, yeah, yeah, not everyone will get 6 but EVERYONE gets extra points
I'd take the risk of going for the 6 points. I mean, worst care scenario, I miss out on two points. On the other hand, there are six points to be gained. There have been studies done that show loses hurt roughly twice as much as a gain. 2 x 2 = 4. The gain of 6 is greater than the possible net loss of 4.
If you think about this, most people would pick 2 to avoid getting nothing however if everyone thought the same way then they would all pick 6. This would be an interesting experiment to conduct
Reminds me of the episode in Naruto Shippuden where they are showing the mist recent Chunin Exams and it's the first exam.:p
My Econ professor did a similar thing to my micro class, in an effort to demonstrate that collision among businesses basically can't happen. And yeah, we failed.