The Science of Self-control
By (author) Howard Rachlin
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Science of Self-control by Howard Rachlin
Book DescriptionThis book proposes a new science of self-control based on the principles of behavioral psychology and economics. Claiming that insight and self-knowledge are insufficient for controlling one's behavior, Howard Rachlin argues that the only way to achieve such control - and ultimately happiness - is through the development of harmonious patterns of behavior. Self-control may be seen as the interaction with one's own future self. Howard Rachlin shows that indeed the value of the whole - of one's whole life - is far greater than the sum of the values of its individual parts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013575
(235mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Howard Rachlin
Escape of the Mind, Hardback (July 2014)
The Escape of the Mind argues that, in developing techniques of self-control and social cooperation, it is useful to question the almost universally accepted belief that our minds exist inside our bodies. We should look for our minds neither in our introspections nor in our brains, but in our long-term behavioral patterns.
Matching Law, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Howard Rachlin
This collection consists of Richard Herrnstein's most important contributions to the social and behavioural sciences - his papers on choice behaviour in animals and on his discovery and elucidation of a general principle of choice called the matching law.
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Author Biography - Howard Rachlin
Howard Rachlin is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Stony Brook University.
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