The effect of military training on the sense of agency and outcome processing

Emilie A Caspar, Salvatore Lo Bue, Pedro A Magalhães De Saldanha da Gama, Patrick Haggard, Axel Cleeremans

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Armed forces often rely on strict hierarchical organization, where people are required to follow orders. In two cross-sectional studies, we investigate whether or not working in a military context influences the sense of agency and outcome processing, and how different durations (junior cadets vs senior cadets) and types (cadets vs privates) of military experience may modulate these effects. Participants could administer painful electrical shocks to a 'victim' in exchange for money, either by their own free choice, or following orders of the experimenter. Results indicate that working in a strictly hierarchical structure may have a generalized negative impact on one's own sense of agency and outcome processing by reducing it, even when participants could freely decide their action. However, trained officers showed an enhanced sense of agency and outcome processing. This study offers insights on the potential for training the sense of agency and outcome processing.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)4366
TijdschriftNature Communications
Volume11
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2020

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