Self-deception and emotional coherence

Minds and Machines 13 (2):213-231 (2003)
This paper proposes that self-deception results from the emotional coherence of beliefs with subjective goals. We apply the HOTCO computational model of emotional coherence to simulate a rich case of self-deception from Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.We argue that this model is more psychologically realistic than other available accounts of self-deception, and discuss related issues such as wishful thinking, intention, and the division of the self
Keywords Belief  Coherence  Emotion  Metaphysics  Self-deception  Hawthorne, N
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DOI 10.1023/A:1022940107699
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