The Monitoring of Experience and Agency in Daily Life: A Study with Italian Adolescents

  • Marta Bassi
  • Raffaela D. G. Sartori
  • Antonella Delle Fave


The sense of agency is defined as the “experience of oneself as the agent of one’s own action” ([1], p. 523). It means being the one causing a specific movement or generating a certain thought in the stream of consciousness [2]. This ability implies distinguishing actions that are self-generated from those generated by others [1], thus contributing to the subjective phenomenon of self-consciousness [2, 3, 4]. Moreover, being the initiator of an action entails representation of oneself as causally responsible for the action and for its direct effects [5].


Human Agency Conscious Experience Daily Experience Optimal Experience Mastery Goal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Bassi
    • 1
  • Raffaela D. G. Sartori
    • 1
  • Antonella Delle Fave
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Preclinical Sciences LITA VialbaUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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