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The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove game or snowdrift game, is a model of conflict for two players in game theory ( Two players drive cars towards each other, the player turning loses and if none of them swerve, there is a car crash. The outcome of the Chicken Game is determined by both players’ decisions. From one person’s perspective, unilateral defection and mutual cooperation represent the best and second-best outcomes. Cooperation is preferable to defection if the other defects because mutual defection is worse than the benefit of unilateral cooperation, each payoff corresponding to different outcomes of the social interaction (Hernandez-Pena, et al., 2023)

Hernandez-Pena, L., Hoppe, W., Koch, J., Keeler, C., Waller, R., Habel, U., ... & Wagels, L. (2023). The role of dominance in sibling relationships: differences in interactive cooperative and competitive behavior. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 11863.

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