Game Theory Speculations
Although I have a general layperson’s familiarity with game theory, and a slightly more rigorous knowledge of (formal) human psychology, my knowledge is hardly extensive.
I’ve just thought of an interesting situation whose dynamics I do not know:
If two people are playing an extended Prisoners’ Dilemma for a large but unknown number of rounds, the matrices they’re given differ in their payoffs (not merely in a proportional way), and absolutely no communication is permitted between the two other than cooperation-defection notices, could either player detect that seemingly-irrational behavior on the part of the other was actually rationality applied to different perceptions?
I do wonder how much our seemingly irrational behavior is really just rational preferences we don’t explicitly compare with others’.