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Intention isn't indivisible

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

George Ainslie
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, PA 19320 and Temple Medical
Barbara Gault
Psychology Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104


An intertemporal bargaining model of commitment does not entail the interaction of parts within the person as Rachlin claims, and is needed to explain properties of “ordinary” self-control that his molar generalization model does not predict.

Continuing Commentary
1997 Cambridge University Press

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