|Game Theory: A critical text
Game theory has sometimes been claimed to be a natural centrepiece for the study of the social sciences. Game Theory: A critical text, by Shaun P Hargreaves Heap and Yanis Varoufakis, gives an explanation of the theory for social scientists, looking at topics such as the prisoners dilemma, evolutionary games and psychological games, showing in each case how game theory can be applied to social situations. However the book also discusses many of game theory's failings, thus contesting the excessive claims made for the subject. For instance Nash equilibria are described, followed by many examples in which they quite clearly do not agree with the way people actually behave.