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When you think you know what you're doing : experiencing self-agency over intended and unintended outcomes

van der Weiden, A. Aarts, Henk ; Ruys, K.I. ; University Utrecht 2013

2013

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  • Title:
    When you think you know what you're doing : experiencing self-agency over intended and unintended outcomes
  • Author: van der Weiden, A.
  • Aarts, Henk ; Ruys, K.I. ; University Utrecht
  • Subjects: Self-Agency ; Inferences ; Goals ; Outcome-Primes ; Behavior Representation Levels ; Causal Knowledge ; Matching
  • Is Part Of: 2013
  • Description: As social beings, people often find themselves in situations where the cause of events is ambiguous. One may experience having caused one's friends to laugh by telling a funny story, while their laughter may as well be caused by a person with a strange haircut who just walked by. Hence, the experience of being the cause of one’s own actions and resulting outcomes, also referred to as the experience of self-agency, is not a straightforward affair. This raises the question how experiences of self-agency arise in such social, ambiguous contexts. Previous research has shown that experiences of self-agency arise when action-outcomes match ones goals, but also when they match pre-activated (i.e., primed) outcome representations. Yet, how outcome priming affects self-agency experiences is still little understood. To shed more light on how outcome priming affects experienced self-agency, the present dissertation examined two key assumptions associated with goal effects on self-agency. That is,...
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 978-90-3935-894-8
  • Source: NARCIS (National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System)

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