The perverse incentives of mixed-motive games lead to option-limiting and other actions that seem irrational, but are actually strategic

Closing or degrading a channel of communication

Ignoring information, also known as strategic ignorance

Purposely believing something that’s false

A general who firmly believes his army can win, even though the odds are against it, might nevertheless intimidate your opponent into backing down

Convince others that you’ve sabotaged yourself.

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