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Present-state dependency in valuation of the future

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 April 2021

John R. Monterosso*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089. johnrmon@usc.edu

Abstract

Ainslie's target article provides a map of distinct mechanisms relevant to self-control, potentially providing needed precision to the field. He also breaks new ground in characterizing the symbiotic relationship between suppression and resolve. In this commentary, I argue that one behaviorism-based feature of his framework, present-state independence, is unjustified and unnecessary for the broader claims of the theory.

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