The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know--Your Kids (2020)

The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know--Your Kids Paul Raeburn Kevin Zollman The Game Theorist s Guide to Parenting How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know Your Kids I absolutely loved this book both as a parent and as a nerd Jessica Lahey author of The Gift of FailureAs every parent knows kids are surprisingly clever negotiators But how can we avoid those all
  • Title: The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know--Your Kids
  • Author: Paul Raeburn Kevin Zollman
  • ISBN: 9780374160012
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know--Your Kids Paul Raeburn Kevin Zollman I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of FailureAs every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators But how can we avoid those all too familiar wails of That s not fair and You can t make me In The Game Theorist s Guide to Parenting, the award winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of FailureAs every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators But how can we avoid those all too familiar wails of That s not fair and You can t make me In The Game Theorist s Guide to Parenting, the award winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn and the game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions Raeburn and Zollman show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics such as the Prisoner s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game can be used to solve such titanic, age old parenting problems as dividing up toys, keeping the peace on long car rides, and sticking to homework routines.Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too.Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.
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  1. Mary Messall

    This kind of thing is so much up my alley that I bought it as soon as I saw an ad for it But I have to say that while it is a very decent introduction to game theory minus all the actual equations it is not my style in terms of parenting advice It s pretty adverserial Not surprising I guess, given the subject matter But I think Machiavellian is actually used in the back cover description, and I think that s about right I guess what I learned from this book is that I really do want a relationship [...]

  2. Aydin

    This was such fun, and I don t even have kids The book beautifully explains and considers applications to co parenting of 1 Fair division algorithms I cut you pick, adjusted winner, balanced alternation.2 Auctions 1st 2nd price, Dutch, and English clock.3 Of course, canonical games ultimatum, dictator, iterated prisoner s dilemma, and so on.4 A potpourri of game theoretic concepts in credible threats, punishment, reputation, pre commitment, moral hazard, cheap talk, costly signaling, Zahavi s ha [...]

  3. Jon

    The idea of using game theory to help improve parenting skills and avert family conflicts is, frankly, genius The book delivers on its promise of outlining strategies to help kids pitch in with chores, do their homework, tell the truth and share, among other behaviors crucial to a smoothly running household The strategies are not necessarily new for example, the you split I choose method of apportioning goodies among competing kids , but many useful ones will be unfamiliar to readers and ripe fo [...]

  4. Aimee

    I admit that I didn t really know what game theory was when I picked this up and it, sadly, has nothing to do with video game development If I had known that game theory is a mathematics psychology philosophy hybrid applied to conflict resolution and cooperation I probably would have passed it by, since I have very little knowledge of those things, and I m not a parent, either But this is a surprisingly readable little book, with some very real life examples that you don t have to be a parent to [...]

  5. Rebecca

    Great parenting book for the nerdy Raeburn and Zollman use game theory which unites classical economics with behavioral science and gives it a spin to describe family dynamics and help plan for successful parenting.For the first 2 3, it s interesting but I felt that as an experienced parent, the theories mostly explained what I ve witnessed, rather than taught me new techniques However, the last third really introduced some new ideas I ve implemented a couple already, and I m seeing a difference [...]

  6. Thiruppathi Muthukumar

    In game theory, it serves you to be two faced Be everyone s friend til the moment you re not Make them love you so much that when they re up against you, their own loyalty will act against their own self interests That s game theory A cold rational focus on winning, even if it s at everyone else s expense.In true game theory, everyone is a contingency You meet people, you bring them into your life, you keep them percolating until the moment you need to manipulate the relationship to your advanta [...]

  7. Tobi Lehman

    The application of game theory to parenting is a better idea than it appears at first Game theorists and economists typically model agents as self interested utility maximizers Kids are much closer to this than adults tend to be.The book was short and fun to read, but it lacked the depth that I was hoping for I wanted game matrices and actual utility functions, with assignments and proofs It s a good book for a wide audience that hasn t heard of game theory.After I read von Neumann and Morgenst [...]

  8. Marya

    This is actually a brief, low key, boiled down introduction to game theory By focusing it on parenting scenarios, the authors have made it easier to understand Its still not that helpful for parenting The crucial flaw, like most books of this kind, is that it assumes a child is a rational being Even after they admit children can be spiteful and take that into account, they still fail to understand the sheer level of irrationality children can possess You can t appeal to self interest when there [...]

  9. Paul Eckert

    A few interesting strategies to solve arguments between fighting kids in particular the cutting the cake and trade solutions could defuse a few situations But then the solutions fall to the same problem that game theory itself suffers the solution becomes so complex that you have to keep a spreadsheet while the problem requires an immediate resolution If you re looking for ways to deal with fighting kids, pick up a parenting book instead.

  10. Frank

    Game theory is an interesting subject and the authors do a good job relating it to raising and teaching kids However, after a few chapters, you basically get the idea Stop me if you ve heard this before, but it could have easily been an article.

  11. Sarita

    This is an informative and accessible intro to a number of core topics in game theory for anyone, not just parents I m going to use some of the strategies to help incentivize my students to do their work.

  12. Charles

    Good, but perhaps I was too unfocused While it was interesting, my son is 2 1 2 So, most of the negotiation tactics aren t relevant Also, a lot of the tactics were directed at parents with multiple children Tactics used during negotiations between children.

  13. Jano Suchal

    Toto je celkom dobr intro do te rie hier na pr kladoch Mysl m, e by si z toho nie o u ito n odnes aj udia, o sa ich to na prv poh ad v bec net ka Teda aj bezdetn , aj libertari ni.

  14. Richard

    This book not only provides useful advice for dealing with children, but it also provides an entertaining introduction to many important ideas from Game Theory.

  15. Ian Bowman

    When I read this book I experienced the following reoccurring thoughts 1 This is fun.2 I will easily remember the game theory presented because all of the examples relate to parenting.

  16. Katherine Lavelle

    I enjoyed this book a lot It s funny, it s organized, and clear Even though the title can be a little intimidating, the authors do a great job making gaming theory accessible and interesting This book is especially good for parents with than one kid, but also provides some good ideas for dealing with a solo kid I would highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with helping a little one navigate the world.

  17. Eric

    Game theory is fascinating I loved this book not because its amazing advice for kids most of its useful for people with older kids but because game theory is awesome There are some useful strategies for making decisions with kids which I will describe below I recommend reading this book though, nerd parenting.Strategies 1 I cut, you pick usually works to create envy free division2 English Clock Auction price starts low money, chores, whatever your using as payment , everyone who is willing to pa [...]

  18. Stephanie Moran

    This is an interesting book with a set of concepts and strategies to use when dealing with arguments disagreements with children There were a lot of interesting ideas here, many of which I found we sort practice at home, but the book did give me some ideas on how to resolve some of the failures and provide new methods.Basically the authors used strategic play to present their ideas I preferred the first half of the book because I felt what was presented was concise and fairly simple As the book [...]

  19. Jordana Schmier

    This book assumes that we need a lot of explanation at times it feels a bit condescending and also assumes that there is no situation in which a vote should overrule a family s operating principles I don t see why many of these problems cannot be avoided by having clear guidelines within which to raise children This is not to say that some of the ideas aren t useful, but while our role is to raise our children to be rational and thoughtful, this doesn t mean that they should consistently get a f [...]

  20. Scott

    A fantastic read, this book provides a wonderful look at the uses of game theory applied to family situations The lessons in situations described would be beneficial to anybody, not just parents, in improving general family dynamic and establishing norms of equity and fairness.I would highly recommend this book as an introduction to game theory for anybody unfamiliar with the topic and looking for some of the basic concepts that can be applied in daily life.

  21. Bryce Johnson

    My expectations may have been too high based on the title I love game theory, and I love parenting This should be great Unfortunately, this is pretty basic game theory auctions, I Cut You Pick, prisoner s dilemmas and pretty basic parenting credible threats, follow through, don t bend rules Also, much of the advice concerns playing multiple kids off each other, which is not relevant to our one and done family A few cute historical anecdotes aside, I didn t take away much.

  22. Patrick

    A quick solid read, with some good breakdowns of basic game theory concepts and their applications to parenting, but a little repetitive and awkwardly written at times There was some good information here, but it felt too dumbed down at times, and would repeat the same concepts throughout If it sounds appealing to you, it s worth the read, but there s nothing ground breaking or crucial to be gleaned from here.

  23. kurp

    Tytu to ca kowite nieporozumienie Autor nie najgorzej wyja nia zagadnienia teorii gier, ale pr ba prze o enia tej wiedzy na wychowanie dzieci a nawet pr ba dowiedzenia, e teoria gier mo e w og le hipotetycznie by w tym przydatna zako czona pora k.

  24. Shannon

    I like the notion that game theory can both help manage kids in the short term and shape them into better people in the long term My biggest problem with the book was in the explanations the writing and structure wasn t as explicit or sharp as they needed to be to drive the points home.

  25. Nicole

    I ve read it good stuff now I need to go back and take notes Or at least make a list of games They do have a helpful bullet point breakdown at the end of the chapter but it s lacking in details.

  26. LoriO

    Interesting concept, but overall, I didn t find the parenting advice to be very usable It would take me days to figure out the right strategy for each situation Still I love the idea.

  27. Amber

    Best for parents with multiple children If you already like game theory and have done any reading on the subject there isn t much new here.

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