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Perception and Estimation of Time

Perception and Estimation of Time The opportunity to prepare a prefatory chapter has provided me with a welcome occasion to survey the field of perception and estimation of time with greater historical depth than is usual in Annual Review chapters. Some of the topics to 0066-4308/84/0201-0001$02. 00 FRAISSE psychologists such as Wilhelm Wundt, Pierre Janet, and William James. My be considered here-and even some of the data-were known to pioneer own research in this area began more than 30 years ago. But although this field has deep roots in psychological research, it has flourished especially in the last two decades as the cognitive approach encouraged the reexamination of many aspects of human experience, including that of time. This has led to an outpouring of research, to new and revised theoretical formulations, and to important clarifications of concepts and methods. Although no revolution has appeared in this field, the knowledge obtained and the conceptual insights that have been achieved recently appear to set the stage for important new advances. There is no single way to approach this extremely intricate subject. Time is a highly complex notion; the clearest way to begin is by an analysis of the notion of time commonly held by the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Psychology Annual Reviews

Perception and Estimation of Time

Annual Review of Psychology , Volume 35 (1) – Feb 1, 1984

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Annual Reviews
Copyright
Copyright 1984 Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
Subject
Review Articles
ISSN
0066-4308
eISSN
1545-2085
DOI
10.1146/annurev.ps.35.020184.000245
pmid
6367623
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Abstract

The opportunity to prepare a prefatory chapter has provided me with a welcome occasion to survey the field of perception and estimation of time with greater historical depth than is usual in Annual Review chapters. Some of the topics to 0066-4308/84/0201-0001$02. 00 FRAISSE psychologists such as Wilhelm Wundt, Pierre Janet, and William James. My be considered here-and even some of the data-were known to pioneer own research in this area began more than 30 years ago. But although this field has deep roots in psychological research, it has flourished especially in the last two decades as the cognitive approach encouraged the reexamination of many aspects of human experience, including that of time. This has led to an outpouring of research, to new and revised theoretical formulations, and to important clarifications of concepts and methods. Although no revolution has appeared in this field, the knowledge obtained and the conceptual insights that have been achieved recently appear to set the stage for important new advances. There is no single way to approach this extremely intricate subject. Time is a highly complex notion; the clearest way to begin is by an analysis of the notion of time commonly held by the

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Published: Feb 1, 1984

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