A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social by Robert V. Levine

By Robert V. Levine

Even though it is tough 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. traveling round the glope, in either previous and current occasions, he describes "clock time" against either "nature time" - the rhythm of the solar and the seasons - and "event time" - the structuring of time round happenings. He argues that by means of studying to include those 3 assorted perceptions of time, via constructing a "multi temporal" technique, one could get pleasure from a extra versatile and profitable lifestyles.

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Listmaking: Are you a compulsive listmaker? When preparing for a trip, for example, do you make a list of things to do or things to bring? • Nervous energy: Do you have excessive nervous energy? Are you a person who becomes irritable when you sit for an hour without doing something? • Waiting: Do you get more annoyed than most people if you have to wait in line for more than a couple of minutes at the bank, a store, or to be seated in a restaurant? Do you sometimes walk out of these places if you encounter even a short wait?

I must reiterate that it really does not interest me. I'll try to keep you informed as best I can, however, since you want to know. But please realize that unless I specify otherwise I am guessing wildly . M. 26 The second subject was Macleod himself. By that first afternoon, he, too, had lost any objective sense of duration. An excerpt from his journal: The last few judgments I have made have been almost perfectly at random. I find that I have lost almost all interest in the problem of the estimation of time.

The reverse also appears to be true. When time is made to pass quickly, people usually perceive what they are doing to be more pleasant. Psychologists and planners have sometimes used the "time flies" phenomenon to their advantage. In one project, for example, psychologist Robert Meade was able to improve workers' morale by speeding up the psychological clock. Meade took advantage of the fact that time is experienced as shorter when people believe that they are making progress toward a goal. This sense of progress, he found, can be enhanced through simple procedures such as establishing a definite end point to the task and providing 38 A GEOGRAPHY OF TIME incentives to reach these goals.

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