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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After reading the book, the time still passes slowly when I wait in queues, but I can enjoy it more by being mindful of the moment. Consider, futuristic people are those that go to college, meet goals requiring large amounts of time, and are more successful. Zimbardo and Boyd both have backgrounds as researchers who have studied time perspectives. Only by understanding this new psychological science of time zones will you be able to overcome the mental biases that keep you too attached to the past, too focused on immediate gratification, or unhealthily obsessed with future goals.

The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life by Philip G. Zimbardo

This review has been moved to: In the hands of these two experienced scholars, time becomes a tool for helping us understand and better control nothing less than the way we live our lives. Tmie is known for his Stanford prison study, and authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox. However, there are so many more important relationships that people have with time that go completely unaddressed by this book Quality of time, making your actions independent of perception of time, etc.


Each one of us has a different relationship to the present, past and future. The first section of the book was not bad at all, actually it was quiet informative and insightful. They would have made for great blog posts, but they only made for an okay book. In The Time Paradox, Drs. Additionally, the authors cite interesting facts illustrating the influence of time on human functioning: Philip Zimbardo, one of the most known social psychologists, became famous for his Stanford Prison Experiment in which he arbitrarily divided students into two groups, one playing prisoners and the other playing the role of prison guards.

Not what I was expecting but some interesting insights about how our perception of time can affect our attitudes and how we can also change. 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.

Yet I found it worthwhile enough to keep going and I am glad I did – some of the thoughts really did “change my life” as the authors claimed.

Living in the past at times is essential to learn from it. Counterproductive time perspectives like past negative and present fatalism left unattended will probably continue to shape your life negatively.

Jan 02, Erika RS rated it it was ok. I believe that the future perspective has it’s flaws. It is still an enjoyable read though, and a very well written popular science book: Indeed, if anything,were he to be truly scientific in methodology, he would need to adjust for religious predisposition before then evaluating these attributes. 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.


Here, Zimbardo, a past president of the American Thf Association renowned for his Stanford Prison Tye, and research partner Boyd zimbardp six major time perspectives. And then it didn’t.

Personally, I think I veer too much into “future time”, and would like some ideas for finding balance, and also interacting with the other types.

The remaining sections of the book detail with coherent examples how this information affects your attitudes on past, present, future, money etc I did learn a couple things – some about time and some about myself.

This is unfortunate, as I think the topic itself is fascinating, however flawed the conclusions of the book might be.

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

Lists with This Book. This book–especially the first half–is fascinating. To ask other readers questions about The Time Paradoxplease sign up. It is important ;aradox learn from our past yet be truthful that our past hurts.

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

Pervasive, essential and almost entirely overlooked. Their goal is to help a person have a more balanced view of time. An interesting and insightful read. We may be classified as predominantly: