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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674013575
ISBN-10: 0674013573
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Howard Rachlin

Howard Rachlin is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Stony Brook University.

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