When We Use Fate As A Scapegoat

The Huffington Post:

Making decisions can be difficult, and making a hard decision can up the stress even more. A new study suggests that when we have an especially hard decision to make, we’re more likely to use the belief in fate as a coping mechanism.

The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that believing that outcomes are out of our control is a coping mechanism to help us live with our decisions.

Researchers from Duke University conducted two experiments to analyze the relationship between decision making and belief in fate.

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