Title:
Aging And The Speed Of Time
Authors:
Friedman, William J.; Janssen, Steve M. J.
Abstract:
Correlational and experimental methods provide evidence relevant to seven theories of humans' general impressions of the speed of time, including theories of the purported subjective acceleration of time with aging. A total of 1865 adults from two countries, ranging in age from 16 to 80, reported how fast time appears to pass over different spans of time. Other measures tapped the experience of life changes and time pressure, and experimental manipulations were used to test two models based on forward telescoping and difficulty of recall. Respondents of all ages reported that time seems to pass quickly. In contrast to widely held beliefs, age differences in reports of the subjective speed of time were very small, except for the question about how fast the last 10 years had passed. Findings support a theory based on the experience of time pressure.
Citation:
Friedman, William J., and Steve M. J. Janssen. 2010. "Aging And The Speed Of Time." Acta Psychologica 134(2): 130-141.
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
DATE ISSUED:
2010-06
Department:
Psychology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.01.004
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309984

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dc.contributor.authorFriedman, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJanssen, Steve M. J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:22:34Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:22:34Zen
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifier.citationFriedman, William J., and Steve M. J. Janssen. 2010. "Aging And The Speed Of Time." Acta Psychologica 134(2): 130-141.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0001-6918en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309984en
dc.description.abstractCorrelational and experimental methods provide evidence relevant to seven theories of humans' general impressions of the speed of time, including theories of the purported subjective acceleration of time with aging. A total of 1865 adults from two countries, ranging in age from 16 to 80, reported how fast time appears to pass over different spans of time. Other measures tapped the experience of life changes and time pressure, and experimental manipulations were used to test two models based on forward telescoping and difficulty of recall. Respondents of all ages reported that time seems to pass quickly. In contrast to widely held beliefs, age differences in reports of the subjective speed of time were very small, except for the question about how fast the last 10 years had passed. Findings support a theory based on the experience of time pressure.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.01.004en_US
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleAging And The Speed Of Timeen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalActa Psychologicaen_US
dc.subject.keywordTime perceptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordSubjective speed of timeen_US
dc.subject.keywordAgingen_US
dc.subject.keywordTime pressureen_US
dc.identifier.volume134en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage130en_US
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