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Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application


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Foreword: Reflections on the Beginning of Time... Perspective; Christina Maslach.- Acknowledgement: The Life and Time of Philip Zimbardo; John N. Boyd.- Chapter 1: Time Perspective Theory: The Introduction; Maciej Stolarski, Nicolas Fieulaine and Wessel van Beek.- PART I.- Chapter 2: Putting Time in Perspective: A Valid, Reliable Individual Differences Metric; Philip G. Zimbardo and John N. Boyd.- Chapter 3: Assessing Temporal Harmony: The Issue of a Balanced Time Perspective; Maciej Stolarski, Britt Wiberg and Evgeny Osin.- Chapter 4: Time Perspective and Transcendental Future Thinking; Wessel van Beek and Antanas Kairys.- Chapter 5: Broadening the TP Profile: Future Negative Time Perspective; Maria Grazia Carelli, Britt Wiberg and Elisabeth Astroem.- Chapter 6: Time Perspective and Personality; Antanas Kairys and Audrone Liniauskaite.- Chapter 7: The Past, the Present and the Future: A Conceptual Model of Time Perspective in Adolescence; Zena R. Mello and Frank C. Worrell.- Chapter 8: Learning and Future Time Perspective: The Promise of the Future - Rewarding in the Present; Jenefer Husman, Sara Banegas, Daniel W. Duchrow and Shanjeedul Haque.- Chapter 9: From Time Perspective to Psychological Distance (and Back); Sam J. Maglio, Yacoov Trope and Nira Liberman.- PART II.- Chapter 10: The Evolved Psychology of Time Perspective; Curtis S. Dunkel and Daniel J. Kruger.- Chapter 11: Time Perspective Profiles of Cultures; Anna Sircova, Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Evgeny Osin, Taciano L. Milfont, Nicolas Fieulaine, Altinay Kislali-Erginbilgic and Philip G. Zimbardo.- Chapter 12: Keeping Time; Robert V. Levine.- Chapter 13: The Sankofa Effect: Divergent Effects of Thinking about the Past for Blacks and Whites; James M. Jones and Jordan B. Leitner.- Chapter 14: Precariousness as a Time Horizon: How Poverty and Social Insecurity Shape Individuals' Time Perspectives; Nicolas Fieulaine and Themis Apostolidis.- PART III: Chapter 15: Neural Correlates of Time Perspective; Maria Grazia Carelli and Carl-Johan Olsson.- Chapter 16: Cognitive Processes in Time Perspective; Marcin Zajenkowski, Maria Grazia Carelli and Maria Ledzinska.- Chapter 17: Differences in Time Perspective Predict Differences in Future Simulations; Kathleen M. Arnold and Karl K. Szpunar.- Chapter 18: Emotional Processes in Development and Dynamics of Individual Time Perspective; Gerald Matthews and Maciej Stolarski.- Chapter 19: The Motivational Properties of Future Time Perspective Future Orientation: Different Approaches, Different Cultures; Rachel Seginer and Willy Lens.- Chapter 20: More Time to Procrastinators: The Role of Time Perspective; Juan Francisco Diaz-Morales and Joseph R. Ferrari.- Chapter 21: Goals Need Time Perspective to Be Achieved; Zbigniew Zaleski and Aneta Przepiorka.- PART IV.- Chapter 22: Time Perspective as a Predictor of Healthy Behaviors and Disease-Mediating States; Peter A. Hall, Geoffrey T. Fong and Genevieve Sansone.- Chapter 23: Time Perspective in Consumer Behavior; Martina Klicperova, Jaroslav Kostal and Jiri Vinopal.- Chapter 24: Understanding Environmental Issues with Temporal Lenses: Issues of Temporality and Individual Differences; Taciano L. Milfont and Christophe Demarque.- Chapter 25: Time and the Misfits: Temporal Framing and Priming in Persuasive Communications; Frederic Martinez and Nicolas Fieulaine.- Chapter 26: Time Perspectives and Subjective Well-Being: A Dual Pathway Framework; Kerry F. Cunningham, Jia Wei Zhang and Ryan T. Howell.- PART V.- Chapter 27: Friend or Foe? Escape from Death, or Death as an Escape? Wessel van Beek and Ksenia Chistopolskaya.- Chapter 28: Time Perspective and Social Relations: A Stress and Coping Perspective; E. Alison Holman.- Chapter 29: Time Perspective and Positive Aging; Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti, Manuela Zambianchi and Joanna Bitner.- Chapter 30: The Uncharted Territory: Time Perspective Research Meets Clinical Practice. Temporal Focus in Psychotherapy across Adulthood and Old Age; Elena Kazakina.- Chapter 31: Time Perspective Therapy: Transforming Zimbardo's Temporal Theory into Clinical Practice; Richard M. Sword, Rosemary K.M. Sword and Sarah R. Brunskill.- Chapter 32: Time Perspective Coaching; Ilona Boniwell and Evgeny Osin.- Afterword: My Perspective on this Gift of Time; Philip G. Zimbardo.- Appendix.

About the Author

Maciej Stolarski is currently an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland, where he earned his MA and PhD degrees, both awarded with summa cum laude distinction. His scientific interests are very broad, including mutual influences between cognition and emotion, individual differences in temperament, IQ and emotional intelligence, as well as analyses of aggregate psychological features of nations. He published in renowned peer-reviewed journals, including Intelligence, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Happiness Studies and PLOS One, among others. His interest in Time Perspective phenomenon, as well as his collaboration with Phil Zimbardo began in 2010, after Phil's visit at University of Warsaw. Since that time Maciej conducted numerous studies investigating TP, mainly in its relation to emotional processes. He developed and validated the DBTP, an indicator of temporal balance, increasingly used in empirical research. Currently he conducts a research program investigating genetic, familial and cultural bases of TP.Nicolas Fieulaine is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology in the Institute of Psychology at the University of Lyon, France. He earned his BA, MA and PhD from Provence University and works with Phil Zimbardo since 7 years to develop and structure time perspective research worldwide. He was awarded with several research grants for applied studies and isthe program director of the Master of Applied Social Psychology and the University of Lyon. His earliest research interests dealt with psychological correlates of socioeconomic precariousness which he studied using quantitative and qualitative methods. His findings rapidly bring him to be interested in the social roots and psychological implications of time perspective, mainly in the fields of inequalities related to health and access to rights. He is also interested in applying psychology to social issues through action-research, field experiments or professional training. He is currently studying the role of psychological field properties on people's experiences, decisions and behaviorsWessel van Beek, Wessel van Beek studied clinical psychology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and earned his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He has been working in clinical psychology and psychiatry for 20 years. Beside his work as a psychotherapist Wessel did research on the role of time perspective and future thinking in suicidality and he developed the Future Oriented Group Training for suicidal patients. As a clinician Wessel has special interest in how past, present and future thinking are related and how they influence psychopathology. Wessel has been part of a core group of researchers working with Phil Zimbardo. He currently focuses on Prenatal Past, as a complementary time perspective, and is preparing a book on Time in Psychotherapy. Wessel is director of a small mental health care institute in The Netherlands.


"Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application: Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo is an edited book focused on the construct of time perspective. ... The editors achieved their goal of creating a compendium of current research on TP and this book would be ideal for use by psychologists or psychology students interested in learning more about the construct. ... The work contained in this book will likely spur more research into the psychological study of TP ... ." (Erin D. Solomon, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (29), July, 2015)

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