Priming and authorship ascription: when nonconscious goals turn into conscious experiences of self-agency.

@article{Aarts2009PrimingAA,
  title={Priming and authorship ascription: when nonconscious goals turn into conscious experiences of self-agency.},
  author={H. Aarts and R. Custers and H. Marien},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          967-79
        }
}
The conscious experience of self-agency (i.e., the feeling that one causes one's own actions and their outcomes) is fundamental to human self-perception. Four experiments explored how experienced self-agency arises from a match between nonconsciously activated outcome representations and the subsequent production of the outcome and explored specifically how implicit motivation to produce the outcome may impinge on this process. Participants stopped a rapidly presented sequence of colors on a… Expand
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