Believing versus Disbelieving in Free Will: Correlates and Consequences

  title={Believing versus Disbelieving in Free Will: Correlates and Consequences},
  author={R. Baumeister and Lauren E. Brewer},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
  • R. Baumeister, Lauren E. Brewer
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass
  • Some people believe more than others in free will, and researchers have both measured and manipulated those beliefs. Disbelief in free will has been shown to cause dishonest, selfish, aggressive, and conforming behavior, and to reduce helpfulness, learning from one's misdeeds, thinking for oneself, recycling, expectations for occupational success, and actual quality of performance on the job. Belief in free will has been shown to have only modest or negligible correlations with other variables… CONTINUE READING
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