synonyms for self-binding

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding
  • commitment devices
  • commitment contracts
  • precommitment
  • me-binding
  • beeminding
  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding
  • commitment devices
  • commitment contracts
  • precommitment
  • me-binding
  • beeminding
  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

“Egonomics” is quite amusing. I hadn’t heard that one before.

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jake Hofman wrote:

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding
  • commitment devices
  • commitment contracts
  • precommitment
  • me-binding
  • beeminding
  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com

Thomas Schelling coined that one (egonomics)!

And, Jake, it was Fred Trotter of runorelse.com who coined “programmable self”.

I think “picoeconomics” is a pretty clever coinage too. That’s George Ainslie.

Other terms to add to the list:

  • hyperbolic discounting
  • time inconsistency
  • dynamic inconsistency
  • preference reversals
  • tying oneself to the mast
  • aherking off?
  • multiple selves
  • delayed/deferred gratification
  • captology
  • willpower
  • (new years) resolutions

(There’s a psych term that I learned recently that it’s driving me
nuts that I can’t find again.)

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 16:24, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

“Egonomics” is quite amusing. I hadn’t heard that one before.

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jake Hofman wrote:

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding

  • commitment devices

  • commitment contracts

  • precommitment

  • me-binding

  • beeminding

  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:

http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

I thought “picoeconomics” was going a little too far. I prefer to call my own research “nanoeconomics.” :slight_smile: But maybe that’s apt, as I’m trying to study people’s transaction behavior rather than what’s actually going on in their brains.

Are you looking for “present-biased preferences”?

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Thomas Schelling coined that one (egonomics)!

And, Jake, it was Fred Trotter of runorelse.com who coined “programmable self”.

I think “picoeconomics” is a pretty clever coinage too. That’s George Ainslie.

Other terms to add to the list:

  • hyperbolic discounting
  • time inconsistency
  • dynamic inconsistency
  • preference reversals
  • tying oneself to the mast
  • aherking off?
  • multiple selves
  • delayed/deferred gratification
  • captology
  • willpower
  • (new years) resolutions

(There’s a psych term that I learned recently that it’s driving me
nuts that I can’t find again.)

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 16:24, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

“Egonomics” is quite amusing. I hadn’t heard that one before.

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jake Hofman wrote:

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding

  • commitment devices

  • commitment contracts

  • precommitment

  • me-binding

  • beeminding

  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:

http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com

Ha, I forgot that you use the term “nanoeconomics”.
“Present-biased preferences” is a good addition, but not the one on
the tip of my tongue.
This one is not used in the econ literature…

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 17:26, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

I thought “picoeconomics” was going a little too far. I prefer to call my
own research “nanoeconomics.” :slight_smile: But maybe that’s apt, as I’m trying to
study people’s transaction behavior rather than what’s actually going on in
their brains.

Are you looking for “present-biased preferences”?

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Thomas Schelling coined that one (egonomics)!

And, Jake, it was Fred Trotter of runorelse.com who coined “programmable
self”.

I think “picoeconomics” is a pretty clever coinage too. That’s George
Ainslie.

Other terms to add to the list:

  • hyperbolic discounting
  • time inconsistency
  • dynamic inconsistency
  • preference reversals
  • tying oneself to the mast
  • aherking off?
  • multiple selves
  • delayed/deferred gratification
  • captology
  • willpower
  • (new years) resolutions

(There’s a psych term that I learned recently that it’s driving me
nuts that I can’t find again.)

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 16:24, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

“Egonomics” is quite amusing. I hadn’t heard that one before.

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jake Hofman wrote:

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com

wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding

  • commitment devices

  • commitment contracts

  • precommitment

  • me-binding

  • beeminding

  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:

http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

Finally found it!
“counteractive self-control”
Turns out I was remembering it from the Q&A at the end of a talk by
economist David Laibson – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heO2RXvU8U4
– hence my frustrating inability to find it by grepping my browser
history.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 18:39, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Ha, I forgot that you use the term “nanoeconomics”.
“Present-biased preferences” is a good addition, but not the one on
the tip of my tongue.
This one is not used in the econ literature…

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 17:26, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

I thought “picoeconomics” was going a little too far. I prefer to call my
own research “nanoeconomics.” :slight_smile: But maybe that’s apt, as I’m trying to
study people’s transaction behavior rather than what’s actually going on in
their brains.

Are you looking for “present-biased preferences”?

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Thomas Schelling coined that one (egonomics)!

And, Jake, it was Fred Trotter of runorelse.com who coined “programmable
self”.

I think “picoeconomics” is a pretty clever coinage too. That’s George
Ainslie.

Other terms to add to the list:

  • hyperbolic discounting
  • time inconsistency
  • dynamic inconsistency
  • preference reversals
  • tying oneself to the mast
  • aherking off?
  • multiple selves
  • delayed/deferred gratification
  • captology
  • willpower
  • (new years) resolutions

(There’s a psych term that I learned recently that it’s driving me
nuts that I can’t find again.)

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 16:24, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

“Egonomics” is quite amusing. I hadn’t heard that one before.

David

On Mar 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jake Hofman wrote:

really like your term “programmable self” (in contrast to quantified self).

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com

wrote:

Any additions to this list you can think of?

Synonyms:

  • self-binding

  • commitment devices

  • commitment contracts

  • precommitment

  • me-binding

  • beeminding

  • stickking (to something)

Related Terms:

http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com

Hi Daniel,

two features I’d like to see:

a) semi-private goals, which means readable to everybody who has the
secret link.

b) possibility to “lock my gains”. What I mean is: Say I want to cut
my smoking and allow myself 14 cigarettes a week. Now if I manage to
avoid smoking for a week I have a credit of 14 cigarettes. Now I might
want to keep that buffer because I want to smoke a lot next month or I
might want to bar myself from myself from that option.

Alex

thanks alex, this is great feedback!
there are actually items on the feedback forum related to both of
these if you want to upvote or add comments:
http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/2289727-retroratchet-
http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/2371210-allow-semiprivate-goals

(oh, i see you sent this to the akratics list – support@beeminder.com
is probably better though of course I’m always happy to see
discussions about beeminder features on the akratics list!)

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 06:43, Alexander Schwarz miro23@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Daniel,

two features I’d like to see:

a) semi-private goals, which means readable to everybody who has the
secret link.

b) possibility to “lock my gains”. What I mean is: Say I want to cut
my smoking and allow myself 14 cigarettes a week. Now if I manage to
avoid smoking for a week I have a credit of 14 cigarettes. Now I might
want to keep that buffer because I want to smoke a lot next month or I
might want to bar myself from myself from that option.

Alex


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com