How does a person’s level of autonomy affect their sense of freedom? To have a higher level of autonomy is to have a stronger sense of freedom. In an attempt to attain a deeper understanding of the subject matter, autonomy can often be used interchangeably with the word freedom. When someone feels the choices they make are their own, and they are not doing them in an attempt to defy or upset a person, place, thing, or situation then they have a sincere level of autonomy that is higher than others may experience. If someone constantly feels they must conform to the wishes of others, or that they have no say in what happens to them, then their level of autonomy is quite low and the person does not feel this need is being met. How would a person who aligns him or herself with the incremental theory view his or her sense of freedom differently from a person who aligns him or herself with the entity theory?
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.