Subjective correlates and consequences of belief in free will

  title={Subjective correlates and consequences of belief in free will},
  author={A. W. Crescioni and R. Baumeister and Sarah E. Ainsworth and Michael R Ent and Nathaniel M. Lambert},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={41 - 63}
  • A. W. Crescioni, R. Baumeister, +2 authors Nathaniel M. Lambert
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • Four studies measured or manipulated beliefs in free will to illuminate how such beliefs are linked to other aspects of personality. Study 1 showed that stronger belief in free will was correlated with more gratitude, greater life satisfaction, lower levels of perceived life stress, a greater sense of self-efficacy, greater perceived meaning in life, higher commitment in relationships, and more willingness to forgive relationship partners. Study 2 showed that the belief in free will was a… CONTINUE READING
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