I'm interested in judgment and decision making generally, and more particularly in interactive decisions and games. My research is largely experimental, but I'm also interested in game theory itself, and issues relating to its foundations, and I use agent-based simulation methods for some of my research into the evolution of cooperation. I collaborate with economists, mathematicians, and psychologists, and I consider my research to be cross-disciplinary.
- Browning, L., & Colman, A. M. (2004). Evolution of coordinated alternating reciprocity in repeated dyadic games. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 229, 549-557.
- Colman, A. M. (2006). Thomas C. Schelling’s psychological decision theory: Introduction to a special issue. Journal of Economic Psychology, 27, 603-608.
- Colman, A. M. (2003). Cooperation, psychological game theory, and limitations of rationality in social interaction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 139-153.
- Colman, A. M. (1997). Salience and focusing in pure coordination games. Journal of Economic Methodology, 4, 61-81.
- Colman, A. M., & Browning, L. (2009). Evolution of cooperation without awareness in minimal social situations. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 11, 949-963.
- Colman, A. M., Browning, L., & Pulford, B. D. (2012). Spontaneous similarity discrimination in the evolution of cooperation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 299, 162-171.
- Colman, A. M., Körner, T. W., Musy, O., & Tazdaït, T. (2011). Mutual support in games: Some properties of Berge equilibria. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55, 166-175.
- Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (2012). Problems and pseudo-problems in understanding cooperation in social dilemmas. Psychological Inquiry, 23, 39-47.
- Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., & Bolger, F. (2007). Asymmetric dominance and phantom decoy effects in games. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 104, 193-206.
- Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., & Lawrence, C. L. (2014). Explaining strategic coordination: Cognitive hierarchy theory, strong Stackelberg reasoning, and team reasoning. Decision, 1(1), 35–58. doi:10.1037/dec0000001
- Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., Omtzigt, D., & al-Nowaihi, A. (2010). Learning to cooperate without awareness in multiplayer minimal social situations. Cognitive Psychology, 61, 201-227.
- Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., & Rose, J. (2008). Collective rationality in interactive decisions: Evidence for team reasoning. Acta Psychologica, 128, 387-397.
- Colman, A. M., & Stirk, J. A. (1999). Singleton bias and lexicographic preferences among equally valued alternatives. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 40, 337-351.
- Colman, A. M., & Stirk, J. A. (1998). Stackelberg reasoning in mixed-motive games: An experimental investigation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 19, 279-293.
- Colman, A. M., & Wilson, J. C. (1997). Antisocial personality disorder: An evolutionary game theory analysis. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2, 23-34.
- Liu, H.-H., & Colman, A. M. (2009). Ambiguity aversion in the long run: Repeated decisions under risk and uncertainty. Journal of Economic Psychology, 30, 277-284.
- Pulford, B. D., & Colman, A. M. (2008). Size doesn't really matter: Ambiguity aversion in Ellsberg urns with few balls. Experimental Psychology, 55, 31-37.
- Pulford, B. D., & Colman, A. M. (2007). Ambiguous games: Evidence for strategic ambiguity aversion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1083-1100.
- Rapoport, A., Seale, D. A., & Colman, A. M. (2015). Is tit-for-tat the answer? On the conclusions drawn from Axelrod’s tournaments. PLOS ONE, 10(7) e0134128. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.013412
- Cooperation, Conflict and Social Dilemmas
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Social Behaviour and Development 1
- Social Behaviour and Development 2
Andrew M. Colman
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Henry Wellcome Building
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
- Phone: +44 (0)116 229 7197
- Fax: +44 (0)116 229 7196
- Skype Name: andrew.m.colman