Daniel Wegner

Psychologist, Author

1948 – 2013

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Who was Daniel Wegner?

Daniel Merton Wegner was an American social psychologist. He was a professor of psychology at Harvard University and a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was known for applying experimental psychology to the topics of mental control and conscious will, and for originating the study of transactive memory and action identification. In The Illusion of Conscious Will and other works, he argued controversially that the human sense of free will is an illusion.

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Born
Jun 28, 1948
Canada
Also known as
  • Daniel M Wegner
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Michigan State University
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Jul 5, 2013
Winchester

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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