Previous Chapter Chapter 28: Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present and the Future of Time Perspective Theory

Maciej Stolarski, Nicolas Fieulaine & Philip G. Zimbardo

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 28: Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present and the Future of Time Perspective Theory

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Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present and the Future of Time Perspective Theory
Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present and the Future of Time Perspective Theory
Maciej Stolarski Nicolas Fieulaine Philip G. Zimbardo

We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories… And those that carry us forward, are dreams. (H.G. Wells, The Time Machine, 1895)

The ability to perform mental time travels (MTT) constitutes a discontinuity between humans and other animals (Suddendorf and Corballis, 1997, 2007). This absolutely unique capacity, engaging a variety of cognitive systems, with a prominent role of episodic memory, allows us ‘not only to ...

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