Stress and imagining future selves: Resolve in the hot/cool framework

Janet Metcalfe, William James Jacobs

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Although Ainslie dismisses the hot/cool framework as pertaining only to suppression, it actually also has interesting implications for resolve. Resolve focally involves access to our future selves. This access is a cool system function linked to episodic memory. Thus, factors negatively affecting the cool system, such as stress, are predicted to impact two seemingly unrelated capabilities: willpower and episodic memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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