Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 201–212 | Cite as

Memories of half a life ago

  • Thomas J. Cottle


A study of the recollections of childhood of a 12-year-old girl is placed in the context of developmental perceptions of time. Specifically, the transition from wishful to more realistic perceptions of the future is discussed, along with the growing capacity of the older child to incorporate experiences of the past into the present. The role of time perception in the formation of identity is presented from the perspective of psychological maturation and the growing comprehension of social roles and personal competence.


Health Psychology School Psychology Social Role Time Perception Personal Competence 
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  • Thomas J. Cottle
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  1. 1.Cambridge

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