Does encouraging a belief in determinism increase cheating? Reconsidering the value of believing in free will

@article{Nadelhoffer2020DoesEA,
  title={Does encouraging a belief in determinism increase cheating? Reconsidering the value of believing in free will},
  author={Thomas Nadelhoffer and Jason Shepard and Damien L Crone and N. Levy},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2020},
  volume={203}
}
  • Thomas Nadelhoffer, Jason Shepard, +1 author N. Levy
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • A key source of support for the view that challenging people's beliefs about free will may undermine moral behavior is two classic studies by Vohs and Schooler (2008). These authors reported that exposure to certain prompts suggesting that free will is an illusion increased cheating behavior. In the present paper, we report several attempts to replicate this influential and widely cited work. Over a series of five studies (sample sizes of N = 162, N = 283, N = 268, N = 804, N = 982) (four… CONTINUE READING
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