Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

“An unwarrantable impertinence”

John F. Kihlstrom a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650


Wegner's many examples of illusory involuntariness do not warrant the conclusion that the experience of voluntariness is also an illusion. His arguments appear to be related to the contemporary emphasis on automaticity in social cognition and behavior; both appear to represent a revival of situationism in social psychology.