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Subjective correlates and consequences of belief in free will
Four studies measured or manipulated beliefs in free will to illuminate how such beliefs are linked to other aspects of personality. Study 1 showed that stronger belief in free will was correlatedExpand
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Trait self-control and the avoidance of temptation
High trait self-control has been traditionally described as a keen ability to resist temptation. The present research suggests that high trait self-control is linked to avoiding, rather than merelyExpand
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Embodied free will beliefs: Some effects of physical states on metaphysical opinions
The present research suggests that people's bodily states affect their beliefs about free will. People with epilepsy and people with panic disorder, which are disorders characterized by a lack ofExpand
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Power, leadership, and self-regulation
Power has been linked to both self-regulatory success and failure. Power typically aids self-regulation of task performance by making people motivated and goal-oriented. However, because people’sExpand
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An Active-Learning Approach to Fostering Understanding of Research Methods in Large Classes
The current investigation tested the effectiveness of an online student research project designed to supplement traditional methods (e.g., lectures, discussions, and assigned readings) of teachingExpand
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Obedience, Self‐Control, and the Voice of Culture
Milgram's obedience studies dramatically demonstrated how obeying authority can have grim consequences. Nevertheless, we propose that obedience to legitimate authority is a vital aspect of humanExpand
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Individual differences in guilt proneness affect how people respond to moral tradeoffs between harm avoidance and obedience to authority
High guilt proneness was associated with valuing harm avoidance more than obedience to authority on questionnaires (Study 1). Results from a laboratory study suggest that people high in guiltExpand
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Cognitive dissonance and attitudes toward unpleasant medical screenings
Two studies suggest that cognitive dissonance can lead people to adopt negative attitudes toward beneficial—yet unpleasant—medical screenings. People who thought that they were candidates for anExpand
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Greener grass or sour grapes? How people value future goals after initial failure
Abstract Across six experiments (N = 1304), people dealt with failure by dismissing the value of future goals. Participants were randomly assigned to receive good or poor feedback on a practice trialExpand
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Helping behavior is non-zero-sum: Helper and recipient autobiographical accounts of help
Abstract In three studies (n = 427), participants wrote and answered questions about autobiographical episodes involving helping behavior from the perspective of the helper vs. the recipient. BothExpand
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