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Procrastination: The Basic Impulse

George Ainslie

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Procrastination results from a temporary preference to defer costs and is thus a species of impulse. Whereas many impulses entail an immediate thrill, suggesting at first glance that conditioned ... More


Interlude: The Guitar as Icon

Jeffrey J. Noonan

in The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the development of the guitar as an iconic musical instrument. It explains that while the banjo, mandolin, and guitar (BMG) leadership wanted to depict their instruments as ... More


Emotional Ups and Downs

Madonna Harrington Meyer

in Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729236
eISBN:
9780814738153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729236.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the varying emotions experienced by grandmothers in caring for grandchildren. For some of these women, the role of grandmothering gives them a tremendous emotional high, but ... More


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