Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 August 2016

400 Pages | 2


ISBN: 9780199374472

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Homo Prospectus

Martin E. P. Seligman, Peter Railton, Roy F. Baumeister, and Chandra Sripada

  • Introduces a new field of scholarly inquiry
  • Proposes that humans are more appropriately named Homo prospectus
  • Changes the focus in psychology on how projecting and evaluating future possibilities drives thought and action, rather than thinking about the past
  • Synthesizes material from a wide range of sources, including philosophy, decision-theory, social psychology, animal psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience
  • Links prospection to life's big questions, such as free will and morality

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