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Picoeconomics: The Strategic Interaction of Successive Motivational States within the Person (Studies in Rationality and Social Change) Hardcover – April 24, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0521260930 ISBN-10: 0521260930

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Rationality and Social Change
  • Hardcover: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 24, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521260930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521260930
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,733,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Originally published in 1992, this book examines an elementary human paradox: that we are endangered by our own wishes. Dr. Ainslie examines the basic tendency for humans to form temporary preferences for the poorer but earlier of two goals, when the poorer goal is closer at hand.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book was challenging but well worth the effort. Ainslie's theory of choice and of self-control/ will-power was, like nothing I have come across, and I have been a pretty avid reader on the topic for a long time. The book takes a basic finding from animal behavior experiments and from it, manages to build an extremely intriguing and sweeping account of motivations extending to some really complex topics (including Freudian/psychodynamic defences). I only wish it was not out of print!
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