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Stuck in a Rut? Here’s a Way to Snap Out of It

Stuck in a Rut? Here’s a Way to Snap Out of It

ADVERTISEMENTMy colleagues and I at the Existential Psychology Lab at Texas A&M University study the psychological outcomes of belief in free will. So, we decided to explore how believing in free will influences our sense of self and identity. Participants who wrote about experiences reflecting low belief in free will reported feeling less “in touch” with their true selves. Participants in the low free will group reported feeling less authentic than participants in the high free will group. They are less in touch with who they are and do not believe their actions reflect their core beliefs and values.