Free Will Is Costly: Action Control, Making Choices, Mental Time Travel, and Impression Management Use Precious Volitional Resources

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Abstract

This chapter conceptualizes free will as executive functioning. Free will is for goaldirected and therefore future-oriented behaviors, which are governed by a limited stock of energy. Planning, decision making, future orientation, and theory of mind behaviors are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFree Will and Consciousness
Subtitle of host publicationHow Might They Work?
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863341
ISBN (Print)019538976X, 9780195389760
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2010

Keywords

  • Choice
  • Free will
  • Interpersonal behaviors
  • Mental time travel
  • Planning
  • Rationality
  • Theory of mind

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