Helplessness experience and intentional (un-)binding : control deprivation disrupts the implicit sense of agency

2021
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dc.abstract.enProlonged deprivation of personal control induces cognitive, motivational, and affective impairments that can lead to learned helplessness syndrome. Research on cognitive mechanisms involved in responding to uncontrollable events reveals a critical role of lack of contingency between one’s action and outcomes. However, the impact of experienced uncontrollability on individuals’ sense of self-agency has not been explored yet. This research examined how prolonged control deprivation affects implicit sense of agency. We exposed participants to action-outcome noncontingency of varying lengths and measured implicit sense of self-agency manifested in intentional binding. In 2 studies (N = 133 and N = 354, respectively), we found that control deprivation decreased the intentional binding effect, and that the relationship appeared to be monotonic: the longer the control deprivation, the smaller the intentional binding effect. Moreover, in the condition of prolonged control deprivation, no intentional binding was observed at all: Participants evaluated the time elapsing between the action and the effect as if both occurred separately. Our finding suggests that long-term exposure to uncontrollability has detrimental effects on the ability to detect consequences of one’s actions, the basis of implicit self-agency. The implications of our results for the theory of control deprivation and sense of agency are thoroughly discussed.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologiipl
dc.contributor.authorSoral, Wiktorpl
dc.contributor.authorKofta, Mirosławpl
dc.contributor.authorBukowski, Marcin - 162096 pl
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-09T09:58:55Z
dc.date.available2022-05-09T09:58:55Z
dc.date.issued2021pl
dc.description.number2pl
dc.description.physical289-305pl
dc.description.volume150pl
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/xge0000791pl
dc.identifier.eissn1939-2222pl
dc.identifier.issn0096-3445pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/291777
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.pbn.affiliationDziedzina nauk społecznych : psychologiapl
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dc.subject.enlearned helplessnesspl
dc.subject.encontrol deprivationpl
dc.subject.ensense of agencypl
dc.subject.enintentional bindingpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleHelplessness experience and intentional (un-)binding : control deprivation disrupts the implicit sense of agencypl
dc.title.journalJournal of Experimental Psychology. Generalpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Prolonged deprivation of personal control induces cognitive, motivational, and affective impairments that can lead to learned helplessness syndrome. Research on cognitive mechanisms involved in responding to uncontrollable events reveals a critical role of lack of contingency between one’s action and outcomes. However, the impact of experienced uncontrollability on individuals’ sense of self-agency has not been explored yet. This research examined how prolonged control deprivation affects implicit sense of agency. We exposed participants to action-outcome noncontingency of varying lengths and measured implicit sense of self-agency manifested in intentional binding. In 2 studies (N = 133 and N = 354, respectively), we found that control deprivation decreased the intentional binding effect, and that the relationship appeared to be monotonic: the longer the control deprivation, the smaller the intentional binding effect. Moreover, in the condition of prolonged control deprivation, no intentional binding was observed at all: Participants evaluated the time elapsing between the action and the effect as if both occurred separately. Our finding suggests that long-term exposure to uncontrollability has detrimental effects on the ability to detect consequences of one’s actions, the basis of implicit self-agency. The implications of our results for the theory of control deprivation and sense of agency are thoroughly discussed.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii
dc.contributor.authorpl
Soral, Wiktor
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kofta, Mirosław
dc.contributor.authorpl
Bukowski, Marcin - 162096
dc.date.accessioned
2022-05-09T09:58:55Z
dc.date.available
2022-05-09T09:58:55Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2021
dc.description.numberpl
2
dc.description.physicalpl
289-305
dc.description.volumepl
150
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1037/xge0000791
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1939-2222
dc.identifier.issnpl
0096-3445
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/291777
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.pbn.affiliationpl
Dziedzina nauk społecznych : psychologia
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Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
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dc.subject.enpl
learned helplessness
dc.subject.enpl
control deprivation
dc.subject.enpl
sense of agency
dc.subject.enpl
intentional binding
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Helplessness experience and intentional (un-)binding : control deprivation disrupts the implicit sense of agency
dc.title.journalpl
Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
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JournalArticle
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