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Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College

Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME

November 2019

The Illusion of Time: Testing the Relationship Between Free Will and Temporal Horizons

November 18, 7:00 PM
Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Belief in free will, operationalized as the ability to freely choose one’s own actions and determine one’s own outcomes, is the embodiment of energy and exhaustion. Belief in free will can energize us, instilling the notion that we are active agents in our social world. Disbelief in free will can exhaust us by dampening our experience of action control and highlighting the constraints in our lives. The subjective experience of time, identified as future time perspective by psychologists, is another…

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