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Levels of personal agency: individual variation in action identification

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Title: Levels of personal agency: individual variation in action identification.
Name(s): Vallacher, Robin R., creator
Wegner, Daniel M., creator
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Physical Description: text/pdf[13p]
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2796508 (digitool), FADT2796508 (IID), fau:2646 (fedora)
FAU Department/College: Department of Psychology Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Note(s): This research examined individual differences in action identification level as measured by the Behavior Identification Form. Action identification theory holds that any action can be identified in many ways, ranging from low-level identities that specify how the action is performed to high-level identities that signify why or with what effect the action performed. People who identify action at a uniformly lower or higher level across many action domains, then, may be characterized in terms of their standing on a broad personality dimension: level of personal agency.
This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. The final published version is available online at and may be cited as Vallacher, Robin R. and Daniel M. Wegner (1989) Levels of Personal Agency: Individual Variation in Action Identification, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 57(4):660-671
Subject(s): Intentionalism.
Motivation (Psychology) --Social aspects.
Social psychology.
Personality and cognition.
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Restrictions on Access: ©1989 American Psychological Association.
Host Institution: FAU

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