Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2017/Time perspective and happiness

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Hey Rachel, I did some research on time perspective for a past unit and it seemed having a balanced time perspective had the strongest link with happiness i.e. being flexible in switching between perspectives based on the situation, personal resources etc. This chapter provides a critical summary of research on BTP up to 2015. Stolarski, M., Wiberg, B., & Osin, E. (2015). Assessing temporal harmony: The issue of a balanced time perspective. In Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application (pp. 57-71). Springer International Publishing.
This article might also be useful for looking at the relationship of each particular dimension with mood: Stolarski, M., Matthews, G., Postek, S., Zimbardo, P. G., & Bitner, J. (2014). How we feel is a matter of time: Relationships between time perspectives and mood. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 809-827. doi:10.1007/s10902-013-9450-y
Wishing you all the best for your chapter development --u3122707 (discusscontribs) 02:55, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Rachel, We have similar topics (I am doing Time perspective and relationships). I have also found research which suggests a balanced time perspective is a strong predictor of well-being and happiness, however, what a balanced time perspective actually is seems unclear as there has been contradictory findings. This book chapter gives quite a bit of info on balanced time perspective and its relationship with well-being: Boniwell, I., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2015). Balancing time perspective in pursuit of optimal functioning. Positive Psychology in Practice: Promoting Human Flourishing in Work, Health, Education, and Everyday Life, Second Edition, 223-236.] Another good book which lots of info on time perspective is: Zimbardo, P., & Boyd, J. (2008). The time paradox: The new psychology of time that will change your life. New York, NY: Free Press. Its available in the UC library (BF 468. Z56) for 7 days. Hope this helps. Good luck with your chapter.--WJDHR (discusscontribs) 10:46, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Rachel, it might be interesting to look at time perspective across cultures. Theres some interesting studies using the Zimbardo Stanford time perspective inventory as a measure. this google scholar search will show you a heap of studies done using different cultural samples. --U3099598 (discusscontribs) 04:50, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Direct edits[edit]

Hi Rachel Thanks for your lovely comment on my user page. I can't imagine doing an assignment like this in a second language - I'm in 'awe' of you!! I've made a few direct edits to your chapter you can review here All the best --u3122707 (discusscontribs) 23:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:45, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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Title, sub-title, TOC[edit]

  1. Excellent

User page[edit]

  1. Created
  2. Used effectively

Social contribution[edit]

  1. List social contributions on the user page - not on the chapter page
  2. Excellent

Section headings[edit]

  1. Underdeveloped. Needs more detail to flesh out a structured response to the topic
  2. I've adjusted some of the heading levels
  3. Consider what the top-level headings are going to be, and then consider the sub-heading structure for the main sections

Key points[edit]

  1. The main theory is/should be time perspective, based on work by Zimbardo, including his book "The Time Paradox", a copy of which is held by the UC Library, and the 5-6 types of time perspective that it describes.
  2. The other main theory should be around what is happiness (there are different types) - e.g., see positive psychology work promoted by Seligman (e.g., For example, Present Hedonism may be associated with Pleasure, but may not be so helpful for Eudaimonia and Meaning which are other aspects of happiness. These three type of happiness could provide a good theoretical structure to explore in relation to the dimensions of time perspective.


  1. Figures added effectively.
  2. To improve, consider expanding the detail in the Figure captions - how does the image illustrate a point being made in the text?
  3. Also consider expanding the image size, where relevant.


  1. Very good.
  2. Use the new recommended format for dois -
  3. Do not include issue numbers for journals which are continuously numbered within a volume


  1. Good effort
  2. Formatting has been improved
  3. Also link to other time perspective chapters - e.g., see Category:Motivation and emotion/Book/Time perspective and happiness chapters - Category:Motivation and emotion/Book/Happiness
  4. Importantly, note that there was a 2016 chapter on this topic which wasn't satisfactory as a professional summary of the psychology theory and research on the topic, hence the topic has been relisted for 2017. But you should look to incorporate and build on the strengths of what was covered: Motivation and emotion/Book/2016/Time perspective and happiness

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:45, 12 October 2017 (UTC)