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The Resource Breakdown of will, George Ainslie, (electronic resource)

Breakdown of will, George Ainslie, (electronic resource)

Label
Breakdown of will
Title
Breakdown of will
Statement of responsibility
George Ainslie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ainslie, George
Dewey number
153.8
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.A295 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Will
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Self-defeating behavior
Summary expansion
Ainslie argues that our responses to the threat of our own inconsistency determine the basic fabric of human culture. He suggests that individuals are more like populations of bargaining agents than like the hierarchical command structures envisaged by cognitive psychologists. This perspective helps us understand so much that is puzzling in human action and interaction: from self-defeating behaviors to willfulness, from pathological over-control and self-deception to subtler forms of behavior such as altruism, sadism, gambling, and the "social construction" of belief
Label
Breakdown of will, George Ainslie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-246) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000114493
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521596947
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00058604
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000114493
Label
Breakdown of will, George Ainslie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-246) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000114493
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521596947
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00058604
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000114493

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