Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Time is our most valuable possession: we are The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life – Kindle edition by Philip Zimbardo, John Boyd. Download it once and. The Time Paradox has ratings and reviews. it up because I’d watched some interviews with Philip Zimbardo about the Stanford Prison Experiment. 19 Aug Zimbardo and Boyd call this a paradox of time. Philip Zimbardo, one of the most known social psychologists, became famous for his Stanford.

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The analysis on each category fit to certain kind of personalities seems to pretty much accurate. That said, it is an interesting framework to help a person realize there are multiple ways of looking at the same sort of thing called life Admittedly part of the reason the rating is so low is that I expected something academically more.

This book is only suitable for those who are under-planning for the future. I was hoping to find advice about how to zimbardl time work to my advantage. It seems more the case that people vary from The Future Time perspective to any one of the others depending on what is going on their lives and the energy they carry around them. The content supported this instinct. When it is time to play, play hard”.

The gime associate being religious with a high tendency toward the transcendental future, something that applies only to the Abrahammic religions and even then only to the mainstream interpretations thereof.

The author is biased towards the future perspective.

The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

Uniquely, Zimbardo and Boyd offers genuine insights into how time is personally experienced, with the impact of affecting and memorable personal narratives. It informs about the central problem of how to defer between immediate rewards and future payoffs. Zimbardo and Boyd often comment on social issues and try to interpret them from a time perspective point of view.


Living in the past at times is essential to learn from it. I understand if this is due to the statistical sample used for the development of this theory, but if that’s the case then they really should have pursued broadening such data to refine their theory long before going so far as to publish a pop-science book about it.

This is NOT a ‘scholarly work’ ie academia-onlyalthough the arguments and research ARE impressively solid and rigorous.

That being the case or not, it is certainly quiet different from being forgiving with terror. Since I can’t do anything to change it, might as well come around to it. That may be the case sometimes, but accepting fate is completely different from being passive about it in most cases. This is pretty far from all of that, though at times insights from that situation do come up when it comes to time perspectives. Jul 29, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 06, N. Bookshelves bend under self-help books about time management, therapists use mindfulness techniques to help their clients overcome depression, and the cosmetic industry promises time-reversing treatments.

According to psychologists Zimbardo emeritus, Stanford Univ. For example, planning for the future and following through is the hal A book that contains nuggets of wisdom type 3.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My second goal concerned the topic itself – time. They would This book was full of good content that was lost in the presentation. The primary thesis is that how we think about time has an enormous influence on our lives. I also disagree with Zimbardo in several points, he was eager to jump to conclusion in a way that prevented a thorough analysis of some important points.

Noted that in this book it seems the one who is “Past-negative” got highly chances to turn into evil. He is president of the Heroic Imagination Project. However, I feel I ought to talk more about the merits and faults of the book itself, which ends up falling squarely at zimvardo “eh” point on the meter.


This is NOT a s Really solid theory and research on our perspectives of time and what that entails or at least impliesfrom its links to personality traits to explanations for suicide terrorism. I read this so long ago.

The Time Paradox | The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

Counterproductive time perspectives like past negative and present fatalism left unattended will probably continue to shape your life negatively. It’s at this moment that we think back on how we’ve used our Time and the conclusions can be tragic. The key message in this book: I liked the idea of a Transcendental future viewpoint, a view that there is more to this fhe than our current life time, either in the religious or philosophical sense leads to greater happiness.

Partly as a result of this and partly due to my scientific disposition, I was more than a little disappointed with this zimbardoo when it came time to actually read through it. As one would expect, future oriented persons tend be the highest achievers and most successful by traditional metrics of tiem, while most of us can readily point out more than a few present-hedonists in our encounters who sacrifice the future to enjoy the here and now.

My biggest takeaway and probably the only lasting thing I’ll take from the book: The model doesn’t try to be The One Truth, it is just a way to look at things and explain behaviors. Admittedly part of the reason the rating is so low is that I expected something academically more.

Oct 12, Belal Al Droubi rated it really liked it Shelves: The nail in the coffin is that the marshmallow experiment has been largely discredited. Religion has huge racial bias!