Mere Civility, or Genuine Forgiveness? Prosocial Consequences of Belief in Free Will

  title={Mere Civility, or Genuine Forgiveness? Prosocial Consequences of Belief in Free Will},
  author={Patrick C. Carmody and Kristi Gordon},
  journal={Interpersona: an international journal on personal relationships},
  • Patrick C. Carmody, Kristi Gordon
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Interpersona: an international journal on personal relationships
  • Recent empirical findings suggest that greater belief in free will predicts positive behavioral outcomes, such as lowered aggression, decreased cheating, bettered work performance, and improved learning. To expand on this research, the current investigation re-examines the link between stronger belief in free will and pro-social behavior in the context of transgressions in interpersonal relationships. Taking into account that one’s philosophical beliefs can fluctuate in strength and across time… CONTINUE READING
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