The Freedom to Pursue Happiness: Belief in Free Will Predicts Life Satisfaction and Positive Affe...

04 Jan 2017Chunkai Li1, Song Wang, Yajun Zhao, Feng Kong and Jingguang Li

Data analyses indicated that a stronger belief in free will was consistently associated with higher life satisfaction and positive affect in both cohorts.

Cross-section study
2 effects
1660 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Belief in Free Will Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Belief in Free Will Selfcare risk & protective factor

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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