Negotiable Fate: Social Ecological Foundation and Psychological Functions

@inproceedings{Au2012NegotiableFS,
  title={Negotiable Fate: Social Ecological Foundation and Psychological Functions},
  author={Evelyn W. M. Au and Chi-Yue Chiu and Zhi-xue Zhang and Lee Ann Mallorie and Avinish Chaturvedi and Madhubalan Viswanathan and Krishna Savani},
  year={2012}
}
Individuals can negotiate with fate for control through exercising personal agency within the limits that fate has determined, a belief that is referred to as negotiable fate. The current study examined: (a) the social ecological factors that contribute to the prevalence of this belief in negotiable fate and; (b) the psychological functions it serves. The results from a cross-cultural study suggested that negotiable fate is more prevalent in contexts where individuals face many constraints in… CONTINUE READING

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