Is resolve mainly about resisting hyperbolic discounting?
Cambridge University Press
Ainslie insightfully refines the concept of willpower by emphasizing low-effort applications of resolve. However, he gives undue weight to intertemporal discounting as the problem that willpower is needed to overcome. Nonhumans typically don't encounter choices that differ only in the time of consumption. Humans learn to transform uncertainty into problems they can solve using culturally evolved mechanisms for quantifying risk.
Consumption , Rewards , Markets , Willpower
Ross D. (2021) 'Is resolve mainly about resisting hyperbolic discounting?', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, e52. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X20000837