New PDF release: A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social

By Robert V. Levine

ISBN-10: 0465026427

ISBN-13: 9780465026425

ISBN-10: 0465028926

ISBN-13: 9780465028924

Even though it is difficult to recollect in our clock-driven age, the concept that of time is relative and versatile. Robert Levine issues out cultures feel of time has profound results for an individual's mental, actual, and emotional wellbeing and fitness. vacationing round the glope, in either earlier and current instances, he describes "clock time" towards either "nature time" - the rhythm of the solar and the seasons - and "event time" - the structuring of time round happenings. He argues that by way of studying to embody those 3 diverse perceptions of time, via constructing a "multi temporal" method, you may get pleasure from a extra versatile and lucrative lifestyles.

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7 There is even some empirical evidence for the popular truism that time passes more quickly as we age; older people may be interested to know that even college students make thi/) claim. , 8 32 AGE 0 G RAP H Y 0 F TI M E STRETCHING TIME A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. MEHER BABA The subjectivity of the psychological timekeeper is not always a flaw. For some people, the distortion of duration is a cherished skill. It is an active and conscious strategy for controlling the pace of events.

Robert Ornstein believes that the perception of duration is determined by how much we experience and remember of a situation. A successful experience, he argues, is better organized in memory than a failure. '9 In other words, our memories of good experiences take up less cortical space and, consequently, are experienced as having taken less time. Richard Block and his colleagues have proposed a refinement to Ornstein's model that they refer to as the "contextual-change" model. They have demonstrated that it may not be storage size per se that is the critical factor in remembered duration, but the number of changes that occur in the cognitive context-for example, what people are doing or what is occurring in the background.

A study by anthropologist Allen Johnson, for example, compared the use of time among the Machiguenga Indians to that of workers living in France. The French workers, he found, spend more time at work and consuming things (eating, reading, watching television), but have considerably less free time than the Machiguenga workers. These differences are true for both men and women. French men spend four times as many hours consuming the fruits of their labor, but pay a stiff price for these goodies: They have four hours less free time per day than their Machiguenga counterparts.

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