Control Over Your Own Life?
When people were provided with scientific evidence that supported the ability to predict the future, they felt a greater sense of control over their lives. One group of study participants read a paragraph stating that researchers had found evidence supporting the existence of precognition, while another group read a paragraph that refuted these findings. On a subsequent survey, people who read the paragraph confirming the ability to predict the future agree more strongly with statements like “I am in control of my own life”; “My life is determined by my own actions”; and “I am able to live my life how I wish.”
PLOS ONE, August 2013