Students who believe they have more "free will" do better academically

students who believe they have “free will” in the philosophical sense (they agree with statements like “I have free will” and “I am in charge of my actions even when my life’s circumstances are difficult”) tend to do better academically. The result suggests that it’s not just people’s beliefs about the nature of ability that influences their scholarly performance, but also their more fundamental beliefs about the limits of human choice and volition.


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