Event Title

P-29 Choice and Free Will Beliefs

Start Date

3-2-2018 2:30 PM

Description

Do people know when they have made a conscious choice? Postdictive illusions (Bear & Bloom, 2016) occur when people believe that a decision is independent of an event that actually has biased that decision. We will examine whether individual variability in experiencing postdictive illusions is related to beliefs about either free will (Nadelhoffer, Shepard, Nahmias, Sripada, & Ross, 2014) or self-reported delusional thoughts (Peters, Joseph, & Garety, 1999) as suggested by Bear and Bloom (2016). In this study, we will provide information about the underlying cognitive sources of postdictive effects.

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Karl Bailey.

AU Office of Research & Creative Scholarship.

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Mar 2nd, 2:30 PM

P-29 Choice and Free Will Beliefs

Do people know when they have made a conscious choice? Postdictive illusions (Bear & Bloom, 2016) occur when people believe that a decision is independent of an event that actually has biased that decision. We will examine whether individual variability in experiencing postdictive illusions is related to beliefs about either free will (Nadelhoffer, Shepard, Nahmias, Sripada, & Ross, 2014) or self-reported delusional thoughts (Peters, Joseph, & Garety, 1999) as suggested by Bear and Bloom (2016). In this study, we will provide information about the underlying cognitive sources of postdictive effects.