Disassociating the Agent From the Self

  title={Disassociating the Agent From the Self},
  author={Elizabeth Seto and J. Hicks},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={726 - 734}
  • Elizabeth Seto, J. Hicks
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Undermining the belief in free will influences thoughts and behavior, yet little research has explored its implications for the self and identity. The current studies examined whether lowering free will beliefs reduces perceived true self-knowledge. First, a new free will manipulation was validated. Next, in Study 1, participants were randomly assigned to high belief or low belief in free will conditions and completed measures of true self-knowledge. In Study 2, participants completed the same… CONTINUE READING
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