TP Network updates

we are here in full swing preparing our meeting in Copenhagen in 2016. and we have a few important updates and upgrades in our Network and modes of communication – it’s 21 century after all 🙂
so, we’re going very social!
please join the conversation in the most preferred channel for you:
– on LinkedIn
– on Facebook
– on Twitter
and we’re also launching a newsletter to which you can sign up here.
looking forward to discussing different aspects of time with you!

#TPCPH2016 expectations

as many of you know by now – we are in the planning stage for our next TP conference to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2016.
We would greatly appreciate if you could fill out this questionnaire (if you haven’t already) – it will help us out to set the right pace for the event. Looking forward to hearing from you!
also, if you have participated in the conference in Coimbra or Warsaw – please send your communication (power point presentation / poster ) to the following email:
hello [at]
we really appreciate your input and looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

#TPCPH2016 – looking for sponsors / partners

we have now quite an active group of people who are working on making Copenhagen 2016 happen.

besides the actual input from people, we really need some financial assistance in order to make it happen. thus we would like to extend our request to you – maybe you have a way to send some financial support for this event? we have Nicolas, as our one and only supporter so far – Nicolas’ lab is really dedicated to the TP network and has been supporting both the first conference in Coimbra and the second one in Warsaw. maybe your lab / department / company you’re working for can help us out as well?

the concept for the event is still taking shape, but what I can say for sure right now – it will be different, it will be exciting, it will be extremely inspiring and it will be across many different domains.

so if you want to be the partner of this event or know someone who could be our partner – please get in touch! and if we get many sponsors, then it will benefit all of us – since then we won’t need to charge a huge participation fee! 🙂 and even if you can contribute wilt only a 20 euro or a 100 euro – it all can help! please get in touch!

and we are in support of the sharing economy – so if you can contribute with your time to the event, then, of course, you won’t need to pay any fee for participation, but it will have to be a substantial contribution. get in touch to know more on how you can contribute!


looking forward to hearing from you!



TP Network conference 2016 – in Copenhagen

the conference venue for 2016 has changed – in our meeting in Warsaw we announced that it would be held in France, but there was an overlap with another event and thus France will be the host for 2018 conference.

for the moment I’m trying to land a venue here, in Copenhagen. I have some sort of positive feedback, but nothing really certain so far. however, I would like to push in different directions and still aim for Copenhagen to happen in 2016.

I would like to ask for help from the community – I would need a few volunteers who would have the time to help me out, to brainstorm, to work on different proposals and put the program of the event together.

hope to hear from you! 🙂

2nd International Conference on Time Perspective – Warsaw, Poland, 2014

Last minute invitation, last minute arrangements, but I made it to the 2nd TP conference, which was in Warsaw this time. I was part of the scientific committee, but also the official photographer this time. It was great to see many familiar faces, but it was also great to make new connections. And we were able to touch the book 🙂 it’s coming out soon! more photos


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:

Manuscript Submission

Interested authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to Editorial Staff

aapcsp [at]

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:

Contact Email:

aapcsp [at]


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!

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,