Eye on Ethics: The Relevance of Game Theory to Social Work Ethics
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
In the language of game theory, social workers tend to favor cooperative efforts. After all, clinical social workers do their best to help clients prevent and manage conflict. Agency administrators work hard to promote teamwork and minimize adversarial relationships. Social workers in policy positions build coalitions to formulate policies that benefit the commonweal. In short, social workers generally are conflict averse.
Reamer, Frederic G., "Eye on Ethics: The Relevance of Game Theory to Social Work Ethics," Social Work Today, November, 2013, available at http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_111513.shtml