Self-determination. The tyranny of freedom.

@article{Schwartz2000SelfdeterminationTT,
  title={Self-determination. The tyranny of freedom.},
  author={B. Schwartz},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          79-88
        }
}
  • B. Schwartz
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
Americans now live in a time and a place in which freedom and autonomy are valued above all else and in which expanded opportunities for self-determination are regarded as a sign of the psychological well-being of individuals and the moral well-being of the culture. This article argues that freedom, autonomy, and self-determination can become excessive, and that when that happens, freedom can be experienced as a kind of tyranny. The article further argues that unduly influenced by the ideology… Expand
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