Shaping your past selves

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I propose to complement Ainslie's idea of "bargaining with you future selves" with that of "shaping your past selves." The result of such a complementation is that an action can work in two ways: (1) as a predecent for future behavior and (2) as a shaper of past behavior. I argue that this diminishes the unwanted effects of hyperbolic discounting even further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656 - 657
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2005

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