This Isn’t the Free Will Worth Looking For

  title={This Isn’t the Free Will Worth Looking For},
  author={Andrew Elliott Monroe and Garrett L Brady and Bertram F. Malle},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={191 - 199}
According to previous research, threatening people’s belief in free will may undermine moral judgments and behavior. Four studies tested this claim. Study 1 used a Velten technique to threaten people’s belief in free will and found no effects on moral behavior, judgments of blame, and punishment decisions. Study 2 used six different threats to free will and failed to find effects on judgments of blame and wrongness. Study 3 found no effects on moral judgment when manipulating general free will… 

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