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Time Perspective

Theory and Practice

  • Aleksandra Kostić
  • Derek Chadee
  • Collates the most up to date academic research on time perspective in one volume

  • Discusses the broad application of time perspective theory across a multidisciplinary area

  • Interrogates the unique contemporary nature of time perspective theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Aleksandra Kostić, Derek Chadee
    Pages 1-8
  3. Zara M. Zimbardo, Rose McDermott, Philip G. Zimbardo
    Pages 41-62
  4. Britt Wiberg, Anna Sircova, Marie Wiberg, Maria G. Carelli
    Pages 63-95
  5. Antanas Kairys, Audronė Liniauskaitė, Albinas Bagdonas, Vilmantė Pakalniškienė
    Pages 97-115
  6. Aleksandra Kostić, Marija Pejičić, Derek Chadee
    Pages 143-165
  7. Victor E. C. Ortuño, Maria Paula Paixão, Isabel Nunes Janeiro
    Pages 167-194
  8. Thea Peetsma, Ineke Van der Veen, Jaap Schuitema
    Pages 217-237
  9. Blaze Aylmer
    Pages 305-338
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 391-397

About this book


This book focusses on the theory and application of ‘time perspective theory’. Time perspective can be an important factor in determining psychological well-being and the way we see our world and others around us. The unique contemporary nature of this theory’s evolution has spurred great interest over the last 20 years. The editors responded to this interest by bringing together contributors across a multitude of subjects and perspectives to facilitate an unprecedented discussion on the topic; covering areas such as financial health, psychotherapy across adulthood and old age, prenatal past, metacognition, community and change, fear of crime and intrinsic motivations. The interdisciplinary nature of this project makes it of interest to a wide cross-section of academics and practitioners including psychologist, social workers, criminologists and anyone who has or wishes to adopted time perspective theorization to assist them in their understanding.


personality psychology social psychology time time perspective social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandra Kostić
    • 1
  • Derek Chadee
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophy, Department of PsychologyUniversity of NišNišSerbia
  2. 2.Department of Behavioural Sciences and ANSA McAL Psychological Research Centre, Faculty of Social SciencesThe University of the West IndiesSt AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

About the editors

Aleksandra Kostić is Professor of Social Psychology at Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, University of Niš, Serbia. She teaches courses on Introduction to Social Psychology, Social Perception, Nonverbal Behavior and Psychology of Interpersonal Behavior. Her research interests include nonverbal communication, emotional experience, time perspective, ethnic identity, and similarities and differences between cultures in perception of category, intensity and antecedents of emotion.

Derek Chadee is Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Director of the ANSA McAL Psychological Research Centre at the University of the West Indies. He is a Senior Fulbright. He has written prolifically in the area social psychology and has published five books including Theories in Social Psychology.

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