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Picoeconomics : the strategic interaction of successive motivational states within the person

Author: George Ainslie
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Studies in rationality and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Ainslie examines an elementary human paradox: that we are endangered by our own wishes.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ainslie
ISBN: 0521260930 9780521260930
OCLC Number: 24066406
Description: xvi, 440 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. The paradox of addiction; 2. In search of the two minds; 3. Temporary-preference theory; 4. The interaction of interests: the effects of short-range interests; 5. The interaction of interests; 6. Freedom and compulsion; 7. Self-generated reward as the basic impulse-control problem; 8. The demon at the calliope; 9. The texture of experience; Appendices; Bibliography; Indices.
Series Title: Studies in rationality and social change.
Responsibility: George Ainslie.

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