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Using foresight to prioritise the present
Bulley, A., Pepper, G. V., Suddendorf, T.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2017)

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.

This paper is a commentary in Behavioral and Brain Sciences on the CLASH model of aggression and violence:

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