Time, Mind, and Behavior

  • John A. Michon
  • Janet L. Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John A. Michon, Janet L. Jackson
      Pages 2-17
  3. Origins: The Nature and Development of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. John A. Michon
      Pages 20-52
    3. David Park
      Pages 53-64
    4. Gerard Groos, Serge Daan
      Pages 65-74
    5. Marc Richelle, Helga Lejeune, Jean-Jacques Perikel, Patrik Fery
      Pages 75-99
  4. Processes: The Perception and Retention of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Françoise Macar
      Pages 112-130
    3. Michelangelo Flückiger
      Pages 131-139
    4. William K. Estes
      Pages 151-168
  5. Patterns: The Structure and Organization of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Mari Riess Jones
      Pages 192-214
    3. L. Henry Shaffer
      Pages 226-241
    4. Sieb G. Nooteboom
      Pages 242-252
  6. Notions: The Concept and Meaning of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Johan van Benthem
      Pages 266-278
    3. John A. Michon
      Pages 288-296
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-313

About this book


This book is the result of the International Workshop on Time, Mind, and Behavior, which was held at the University of Groningen in September 1984. The aim of the workshop was to produce an up to date review of the state of the art in the field of time psychology. The rapid development of a cognitive outlook in experimental psychology has, among other things, un­ derlined the need for a reconsideration of time experience, the coding and representation of temporal information, and the timing of complex re­ sponses. Since the publication of Paul Fraisse's classical Psychologie du Temps in 1957, time psychology has slowly but steadily drawn an in­ creasing amount of attention, to a point where it now seems to be incorpo­ rated into the mainstream of research. At the same time a noticeable ten­ dency for a renewed general interest in time can also be traced in several other disciplines. These two observations supported our belief that it was time for a review of the sort we had in mind. At the close of 1983 we completed a project supported by the Dutch Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research in which we had stud­ ied the coding and retrieval of temporal information. This provided us with a plausible pretense for organizing a workshop. Around Christmas time 1983 we were able to mail a preliminary invitation to a number of our colleagues whom we knew to be currently active in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Michon
    • 1
  • Janet L. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of GroningenHarenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70493-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70491-8
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