FREE WILL By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 Name used to describe the capacity that a person has for making their own decisions and directions in life. We need it for moral action and to take responsibility. FREE WILL: "Joe used his free will to decide on his next course of action." Related Psychology Terms ETHICAL JUDGMENT SECULAR HUMANISM GROUP RISK TAKING INTOXICATION DEFENSE LAW-AND-ORDER ORIENTATION BOUNDED RATIONALITY PUNISHMENT AND OBEDIENCE ORIENTATION NAIVE HEDONISM JUSTIFICATION DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FREE WILL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-will/ (accessed April 23, 2018).