Using foresight to prioritise the present

Bulley, Adam, Pepper, Gillian and Suddendorf, Thomas (2017) Using foresight to prioritise the present. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. e79. ISSN 0140-525X

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Planning for the future may encourage apparently “impulsive” behaviour when the future is anticipated to be bleak. Thus, a seeming failure of self-control in reactive violence could be caused not by a disinclination to plan ahead, but by virtue of this ability. Furthermore, we point to empirical and theoretical shortcomings in the authors' case, such as a failure to distinguish proximate and ultimate explanations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 19:00

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