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Intention isn't indivisible

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

George Ainslie
Affiliation:
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, PA 19320 and Temple Medical Collegeainslie@coatesville.va.gov.
Barbara Gault
Affiliation:
Psychology Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 gault@cattell.psych.upenn.edu

Abstract

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.

Type
Continuing Commentary
Copyright
1997 Cambridge University Press

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