What Am I Working On Now – February 2019

During February 2019 I am:


Concept for the arts part of the Time Perspectives Network meeting in Vilnius 2020, more info to follow soon.


Psychology of Time – at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Psychology of Endings– at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Guest lecture “Time and Trauma” at the Psychology of Crisis course, DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Where is My Time – at my Creative Time Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dealing with Endings in a Creative Way – at my Creative Time Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines: Futurization of thinking and behavior. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.


About the Hindustani Classical Music and how to play on Bansuri flute.


How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

What I Am Working On Now – August 2017

During August 2017 I continue to be a nomad, visiting family in Chelyabinsk, Russia and Kadaga, Latvia, attending the art festival in Tunisia and getting back to Copenhagen, Denmark towards the end of August.

Time perspective related projects:

  • collaborating with Marc Wittmann on a paper: Orientation to the present and future and its role in pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability;
  • going through the material from the “Administrated Biographies” project initiated by Elisabeth Schilling (currently Germany), Tianna Loose (currently France), Inanna Riccardi (currently Denmark), Seda Özçetin (currently Denmark) and me (currently Denmark) during the Celebrating Time conference and festival last August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Art projects:

Working on the second leg of the Indvielsen project – stay tuned to see the new portraits and some other updates on the project overall.

Making final preparations for my participation in the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALDES ARTS PLASTIQUES DE GAFSA – TUNISIE – «Session Jugurtha» – with my photography projects and the #100daysofinnerart project, August 20 – August 27, Gafsa, Tunisia


Psychology of Time – at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark

How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

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Time perspective across cultures and across time -research projects updates

These days besides my activities linked to organizing our Network’s next meeting in Copenhagen this August: Celebrating Time, which will run from 15 to 19 August, I’m also working on finalizing two research projects that we started some time ago.

We are still working with Evgeny Osin on figuring out how to make sense out of the data we have from 33 countries using the ZTPI measure. As always with these type of convenience data sets, some things work and some other don’t. But we are making some progress and we hope to finalize the study during our open data lab session during the conference. So if you’re interested in learning how to deal with such data sets, or you have some good advice – you’re more than welcome to drop by. Check out the program of the conference to know when the session will be scheduled.

And as earlier announced in our Network updates – Aleksandra Kostic is editing a new book with current research in time perspective field. Britt Wiberg, me, Grazia Carelli and Marie Wiberg are working on a chapter for that book: Developing empirical profile of the balanced time perspective (BTP) and exploring its stability over time. It has been a very interesting and insightful project involving case studies and a lot of work! Aleksandra has set up a deadline for us – May 25th, so we are doing our best to meet it.

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Time Perspective

Dear TP colleagues,

Attached you can find a call for papers for a Special Issue in Time Perspective in the Polish journal Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Psychologica that you might find interesting.

Please resend this information to whom may be interested.

Best regards,

Victor Ortuño.



Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Psychologica

Special Issue on „ Time Perspective”

Guest Editor: Professor Philip Zimbardo


Dear Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to contribute to Special Issue of Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Psychologica VI on „Time Perspective” (ISSN 1732-1085).

The Special Issue aims to disseminate the theoretical and empirical outcomes of the 1st Time Perspective Conference in Coimbra through the publication of vigorous original papers. Other authors working in the field of Time Perspective Psychology are also invited.

Manuscript Preparation

Instructions for authors can be found at: http://psych.up.krakow.pl/index.php?s=annalesen

Manuscript Submission

Interested authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to Editorial Staff

aapcsp [at] gmail.com

The review process will follow the standard procedures of Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Psychologica. Each submitted manuscript will undergo a double-blind review process involving of  two reviewers.


Submissions are due by 30th December 2012.

Publication Date

The anticipated publication date of the Special Issue is Summer of 2013.

Journal Website: http://psych.up.krakow.pl/index.php?s=annalesen

Contact Email:

aapcsp [at] gmail.com


Sincerely yours,

Joanna Kossewska


ZTPI across cultures project: FAQ

I am happy with the response rate to our second call for collaborators to our joint research project on time perspective!

We hope to be joined by:

Shanmukh Kamble – India

Elizabeth Temple – Australia

Elena Mitu – Romania

Boštjan Bajec, Mojca Pavsic  – Slovenia

Maria Chayinskaya – Italy

Tim Nestik – Russia

Anna Karcz – Poland

Paulo Dias – Portugal

Gábor Orosz – Hungary

Cristián Oyanadel – Chile

Kiyoshi Takahashi – Japan

Yu-Jing Gao – ROC

Aleksandrs Kolesovs – Latvia

Oksana Senyk – Ukraine

Daiva Daukantaite – Sweden

Jameson K. Hirsch – USA

Jinkook Tak – Korea


Here I would like to summarize questions that have been reoccurring.

Addressing the concerns arising from the people involved in the first stage that was launched in 2009:

This is a continuation of our initial project and you don’t need to submit your data once again. According to our agreement we aim to report results of the study in 3 publications. Currently we have submitted the first one, so there are two more to go.

Future Negative scale:

If you have validated the Future Negative scale (developed by Grazia Carelli, Britt Wiberg and Marie Wiberg at Umea University, Sweden) and used it in your research you’re welcome to submit it as well. Please create a separate XLS file for this particular scale. It is not yet available in all languages, but it’s coming. I think we’ll report the cross-cultural results for this scale where it will be possible.

Some more info for the newcomers:

The projects aims to collect the data into collaborative project from those who already have the data (usually from the country validation study). We aim to produce two more articles with this initiative.

The sample we are interested in should include at least 200 participants aged 18+. Online collection is fine.

The deadline for submitting your data – 31.12.2012.

Data should be in the format according to our instructions (contact me if you haven’t received the templates) and should be accompanied by:

1) file with your country keying

2) your country ZTPI version and it’s back translation into English

3) Information file

Please include a publication (if any) that reports the adaptation of your country version. If you do not have a publication yet, please provide us with the basic info on the validation study including with procedure you used when developing the scale in your language (translation-back translation / bilingual committee approach / etc.).

Addressing those who are in the process of reporting your validation results and a reoccurring question on the following paragraph in the Agreement:

“The following publications by participants, based on the dataset mentioned at article 2, are allowed only after the realization of these three central publications, which is assessed by the formal acceptance of submitted manuscripts by the journal“.

The indication “based on the dataset mentioned at article 2″ is important. It means that agreement regulates only the using of the full dataset, and that the only cross-cultural comparisons forbidden by the agreement before the 3 main publications are those based on the full dataset (gathering all data provided internationally), and those using sample from this dataset not collected directly and without authors permission.

So, you are absolutly free to use your own sample as you want, and to collect by yourself other data to perform your own cross-cultural comparisons (what can be really interesting and useful to further our understanding of cultural dimension of TP). The objective of the agreement is to forbid unfair use of the full dataset, given that contributors shared their data with us for a particular and identified purpose. We don’t want someone who had access to the data to use it for personal publications. It is a way to protect data, not to restrict scientific  liberty and autonomy for contributors. This agreement is a bit harsh to ensure for clarity and fairness.

I hope I covered most of the questions! I will be posting more info on the project while it will be developing. Please keep an eye on this page for now (our website is still being recovered). You can also follow me and advancements of the project on LinkedIn, ResearchGate or Academia.

Invitation to ZTPI cross-cultural research project

It has been a great pleasure to meet some people from the Network this September in Coimbra and got to know about the research you’re doing with the ZTPI scale! Many of you know that we have started our joint cross-cultural project in 2008 and at the moment we have 24 countries participating in it.

We have an opportunity at the moment to include new collaborators into the project. If you have validated (or used) ZTPI (the full scale of 56 items) in your country and you’re still not part of our project, we’d really would love to hear from you!

We established equivalence for the five-factor structure and invariance of 36 items of the scale. On the next stage of the project we aim to make cross-cultural comparisons of time perspectives and relate them to the variety of socio-economic indicators (such as, Human Development Index, Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture, etc.). The project in general is coordinated by me, Anna Sircova, Nicolas Fieulaine (Lyon University), Evgeny Osin (HSE, Russia), Taciano Milfont (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Altinay Erginbilgic (Canada) and is supervised by prof. Zimbardo (Stanford University) and prof. van de Vijver (Tilburg University).

Please contact me, Evgeny or Nicolas before end of November 2012 if you’re interested to take part in this exciting endeavor!

Please contact me for more detailed info, guidelines for the data presentation and the agreement between collaborators in this project.

We would like to have the data in our proposed format by the end of the year, end of December 2012.

We didn’t have the pleasure to meet everyone personally yet, and unfortunately our website – where you could find some information about us and our projects and activities is still down (someone has hacked it and we are still working on restoring it – we’d love to hear from you if you know how to fix it and make it alive again!!!). However, you can still visit the conference website.

We also have a mailing list for people working in the field of TP – please let me know if you’d like to join it and if you’re not still in it! http://groups.google.com/group/tp-world

We also would like to invite you to our next TP Conference which will take place in 2014 in Poland – more information will come in due time, but mark your calendars! : )

Looking forward to hearing from you!

With best regards and great interest,