- Provides a comprehensive perspective of the evolutionary emergence of self-control across species
- Explores different "kinds" of self-control and their links to one another, and whether self-control can be improved or strengthened
- Offers insight on mental time travel (chronesthesia) and how it relates to self-control
- Demonstrates how to develop self-control tests for human and nonhuman animals, and how to make fair and clear comparisons among those groups
Academic researchers in psychology and social sciences (including behavioral economists and philosophers); cognitive and clinical psychologists; graduate students in psychology courses; animal behaviorists
Table of Contents
1. What is Self-Control and What is it Good For?
2. Self-Control and Other Forms of Inhibitory Control
3. Human Intertemporal Choices: Choosing Between Now and Later
4. Intertemporal Choices by Nonhuman Animals
5. Children’s Delay of Gratification: How Long Would You Wait for Marshmallows?
6. The Reverse-Reward Task: Why Pointing Away from What You Want is so Difficult for Animals
7. Would Animals Pass a Version of the Marshmallow Test?
8. Other Tests of Self-Control and Delay of Gratification in Animals
9. How Do We Know Whether We Are Measuring Self-Control? Methodological Concerns Lead to a New Test
10. Is Self-Control Like a Muscle?
11. Do Animals Flex Their Own Self-Control "Muscle"?
12. Are Animal Tests of Self-Control All Measuring the Same Thing?
13. Self-Control and Social Settings
14. Mental Time Travel: What Is It, and How Does It Relate to Self-Control?
15. Worth Waiting For: Final Thoughts on Self-Control and the Future of Future-Oriented Research with People and Animals
- No. of pages: 332
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
- Published: August 11, 2018
- Imprint: Academic Press
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128125083
- eBook ISBN: 9780128125090
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