Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application

Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo

  • Maciej Stolarski
  • Nicolas Fieulaine
  • Wessel van Beek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Maciej Stolarski, Nicolas Fieulaine, Wessel van Beek
    Pages 1-13
  3. Theory, Measurement, and Development of Time Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Maciej Stolarski, Britt Wiberg, Evgeny Osin
      Pages 57-71
    3. Wessel van Beek, Antanas Kairys
      Pages 73-86
    4. Maria Grazia Carelli, Britt Wiberg, Elisabeth Åström
      Pages 87-97
    5. Antanas Kairys, Audrone Liniauskaite
      Pages 99-113
    6. Jenefer Husman, Sarah K. Brem, Sara Banegas, Daniel W. Duchrow, Shanjeedul Haque
      Pages 131-141
    7. Sam J. Maglio, Yaacov Trope, Nira Liberman
      Pages 143-154
  4. Evolutionary, Cultural, and Social Context of Time Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Curtis S. Dunkel, Daniel J. Kruger
      Pages 157-167
    3. Anna Sircova, Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Evgeny Osin, Taciano L. Milfont, Nicolas Fieulaine, Altinay Kislali-Erginbilgic et al.
      Pages 169-187
    4. Robert V. Levine
      Pages 189-196
  5. Cognitive, Emotional, and Motivational Processes in Time Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Maria Grazia Carelli, Carl-Johan Olsson
      Pages 231-242
    3. Marcin Zajenkowski, Maria Grazia Carelli, Maria Ledzińska
      Pages 243-255
    4. Kathleen M. Arnold, Karl K. Szpunar
      Pages 257-268
    5. Juan Francisco Díaz-Morales, Joseph R. Ferrari
      Pages 305-321
    6. Zbigniew Zaleski, Aneta Przepiórka
      Pages 323-335
  6. Non-clinical Applications of Time Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Peter A. Hall, Geoffrey T. Fong, Genevieve Sansone
      Pages 339-352
    3. Martina Klicperová-Baker, Jaroslav Košťál, Jiří Vinopal
      Pages 353-369
    4. Frédéric Martinez, Nicolas Fieulaine
      Pages 385-402
    5. Kerry F. Cunningham, Jia Wei Zhang, Ryan T. Howell
      Pages 403-415
  7. Clinical Applications of Time Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti, Manuela Zambianchi, Joanna Bitner
      Pages 437-450
    3. Ilona Boniwell, Evgeny Osin
      Pages 451-469
    4. Wessel van Beek, Ksenia Chistopolskaya
      Pages 471-480
    5. Richard M. Sword, Rosemary K. M. Sword, Sarah R. Brunskill
      Pages 481-498
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 517-551

About this book


This book is about time and its powerful influence on our personal and collective daily life. It presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of contemporary knowledge on temporal psychology inspired by Zimbardo's work on Time Perspective (TP). With contributions from renowned and promising researchers from all over the globe, and at the interface of social, personality, cognitive and clinical psychology, the handbook captures the breadth and depth of the field of psychological time. Time perspective, as the way people construe the past, the present and the future, is conceived and presented not only as one of the most influential dimensions in our psychological life leading to self-impairing behaviors, but also as a facet of our person that can be de-biased and supportive for well-being and happiness. Written in honor of Philip G. Zimbardo on his 80th birthday and in acknowledgement of his leading role in the field, the book contains illustrations of the countless studies and applications that his theory has stimulated, and captures the theoretical, methodological and practical pathways he opened by his prolific research.


Behavorial and Emotional Correlates of TP Clinical Applications of Time Perspective Cognitive Processes in Time Perspective Cultural Context of Time Perspective Development of Time Perspective Emotional Processes in Time Perspective Evolutionary Context of Time Perspective Future Transcendental TP Measuring Time Perspective Motivational Processes in Time Perspective Non-Clinical Applications of Time Perspective Philip G. Zimbardo Positive Psychology Social Context of Time Perspective Temporal Discounting in Economics Time Perspective Time Psychology Time and Subjective Well-Being Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory

Editors and affiliations

  • Maciej Stolarski
    • 1
  • Nicolas Fieulaine
    • 2
  • Wessel van Beek
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Groupe de Recherche en Psychologie Sociale, Institut de PsychologieUniversity of LyonLyon-BronFrance
  3. 3.GGZ VeenendaalVeenendaalThe Netherlands

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