Group Behavior — Lab Prep

  1. Creating Materials for the Hawk-Dove Game and Trading Exercise
    • Use card stock paper to create a set of two cards for each student, and label one “dove” and the other “hawk”. NOTE: The cards should be opaque and there should be no obvious differences between the cards.
    • Gather small objects in two colors – beads work well. Make sure there are enough for each student to have 20 of the same color and each half of the class to have a different color.
    • Print the single partner recording table, the multiple partner recording table, and the cheating and cooperation tables so that there is enough for the class. Click Here to download Table 2 Click Here to download Table 3 Click Here to download Table 4
    • Provide the cost benefit table for students to review by printing copies or displaying the table so that students can see it throughout the activities. Click Here to download Table 1
    • Arrange the classroom so that the students can arrange themselves into either two concentric circles or two parallel lines. The lines should have an equal number of students in each line so that partners are sitting across from each other.