noun. 1. the faculty by which a person decides on and dedicates their self to a specific path of action, specifically whenever this takes place in lieu of direct outside feedback. The terminology includes an important set of activities inclusive of the self, the choice and decision, self-control, aimed and voluntary action, and an active instead of passive reaction to occurrences. 2. the operative of employing this faculty.

VOLITION: "Brenda's volition to join the Peace Corps and move to Africa was done by her own volition with little input from her family. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VOLITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/volition/ (accessed February 7, 2023).


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