What I am Working on Now – October 2017

During October 2017 I am:

TEACHING:

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

Basics of visual arts and creative thinking and being for kids and adults – at Places We Love, Toscana, Italy, October 21-28, 2017.

ORGANIZING:

A workshop on linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines: Futurization of thinking and behavior as a fine balancing act. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 18, 2017.

General Assembly and a follow-up Executive Board meeting for the Time Perspective Network.

Researching:

Collaborating with Marc Wittmann: exploring the role time orientation plays on pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability.

Collaborating with Elisabeth Schilling (Hanover, Germany) and Tianna Loose (Nantes, France): exploring the administrated biographies and when the image of the future becomes present and past.

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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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What I am Working on Now – September 2017

During September 2017 I am:

Teaching:

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

Learning:

Attending the Art Therapy Seminar: “Art Therapy. Inner dialogues and mental health”, arranged by Institut for Kunstterapi, Gadbjerg, Denmark; 11 – 15 September, 2017

Attending CPH Fusion Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 – 18 September, 2017

Writing:

Collaborating with Marc Wittmann on a paper: Orientation to the present and future and its role in pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability.

An essay on culture, time and masks for the Indvielsen project .

Presenting:

The Indvielsen project to the Museum of Copenhagen – September 6, 2017.

Giving a talk “Individual differences in time perspective and sustainable behavior: Participatory simulation and debate” at the Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden, September 28, 2017.

Organizing:

A workshop on linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines – more information to follow. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 18, 2017.

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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

Page inspired by Austin Kleon and nownownow community

Page was updated in September 2017.

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

Teaching:

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

Page inspired by Austin Kleon and nownownow community

Page was updated in August 2017.

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.

St. Petersburg: what do doping scandal, 3D vision, positive aging and opera have in common?

My trip to Saint Petersburg was so inspiring in so many ways! It was a great pleasure to revisit the St.Petersburg State University and to reconnect with friends and colleagues there and also make new friends and connections.

It was a very insightful round table organized by Stepan Mednikov about the doping scandal in sports and what psychologists can do about it – there were psychologists working with athletes, a coach, students, who work with athletes and very nice discussions. I really enjoyed the session.

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From the talk by B. Rogers “Issues and non-issues in 3D-vision” I took away that purpose of perception is to detect what the world offers us, it is extraction of meaning that it is designed for. We have not evolved in isolated, but rather complex environment, where everything is present at the same time and is rather mixed up. I enjoyed that he was rather critical to his own work and discussing the challenges of making research in the lab conditions, where we try to isolate the particular phenomenon to study a particular mechanism, but what does it give us in the end? How to put all those separate mechanisms back together? And I believe he stirred some minds by announcing that the representations don’t exist.

There was also an insightful session about the link between the current prices for oil, ruble rate and occupational future of students studying in the oil related specializations, which led me to think that oil is a limited resource and it impacts the environment and climate and why do we still use it actually? Why some countries still choose to not to switch to the alternative and less harmful energy resources? Why do students still make a choice towards these type of occupations?

Besides that I enjoyed the section lead by Olga Strizhitskaya “Positive psychology of aging” where Lika Mikeladze was presenting part of her PhD study.

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Besides the conference itself I immensely enjoyed walking around the streets of St.Petersburg. I have also treated myself to an opera show at Mariinsky theater – The Gambler, based on the novel by Dostoyevsky with the music by Sergey Prokofiev (this year is his 125th birthday, so there was a special program dedicated to that occasion) and directed by Valery Gergiev. It was a great show!

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And for those who understands Russian – here is a photo with all the different ads one can see nearby the wardrobe at the Psychology Department at St.Petersburg State University. A funny story happened to me – I needed to leave earlier one day and it happened to be during one of the technical breaks that the wardrobe had. It took us some time together with some organizers of the conference until we managed to retrieve my coat. But then it became more clear why actually almost no one was leaving their coats there ))

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Overall it was a great trip and I’m looking forward to new collaborative ideas that hopefully would bring me back there on another occasion! And many thanks to Olga, who made it all happen!

 

Time Perspective Network – program highlights and other updates

Celebrating Time – TPCPH2016 Highlights

Some of the highlights of this year’s edition of the Time Perspective conference is its cultural satellite events. We are partnering up with the Danish Film Institute and CPH:PIX and co-organize two movie screenings in Cinemateket.

August 18th, at 16:45 – Into Eternity (2009) with introduction by the film director, Michael Madsen (DK) and follow up debate with futurist Patrick van der Duin (NL), climate and energy expert from Greenpeace Tarjei Haaland (DK), psychologist Yaacov Trope (USA) and an architect Marie-Louise Holst (DK).

August 19th, at 18:30 – The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) feature film with introduction and follow-up Q&A session with prof. Philip Zimbardo (USA).

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100 days of celebrating time

I’ve joined THE100DAYPROJECT started by Elle Luna:

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As proposed by the rules, I chose my own action – which will be celebrating time as a way to follow up my quest2016 answer to a prompt what would be question of main focus for the year – “What is time?”. And my unique hashtag will be #100daysofcelebratingtime. I though it will be also fun to keep track of all the different projects that I’m working on now.

And here my first 10 days of 100 days of celebrating time. Follow me on Instagram and join the fun with your 100 day project!

Day 1/100 – time to travel, time to observe

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A few thoughts on open access and open science

I have recently stumbled upon this article by Simon Oxenham: Meet the Robin Hood of Science

We should all think before publishing papers:

“Researchers and universities don’t earn a single penny from the fees charged by publishers such as Elsevier for accepting their work, while Elsevier has an annual income over a billion U.S. dollars. Elbakyan explains: “I would also like to mention that Elsevier is not a creator of these papers. All papers on their website are written by researchers, and researchers do not receive money from what Elsevier collects. That is very different from the music or movie industry, where creators receive money from each copy sold. But the economics of research papers is very different. Authors of these papers do not receive money. Why would they send their work to Elsevier then? They feel pressured to do this, because Elsevier is an owner of so-called “high-impact” journals. If a researcher wants to be recognized, make a career — he or she needs to have publications in such journals.”

Significance of impact factor

The best news ever, in my opinion, came in unexpectedly from from Quora forum regarding this issue. Someone asked “What is the significance of the impact factor?” and a very interesting answer came in from W.Gunn:

It has little significance anymore, except among those who haven’t been paying attention for the past 10 years or so. There  is international consensus by bibliometricians on the idea that the IF  should not be used by researchers. Please read the Leiden Manifesto Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics and the Declaration on Research Assessment San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The  best thing to do, if you’re looking for a journal in which to publish,  is to ask an academic librarian in your field of study. You can also ask  a senior colleague which are the respected journals in the field, but  if they start talking about Impact Factor, give them a copy of the above  referenced materials and go ask someone else.

Even the countries which used to include IF in assessment exercises which determine grant allocation are now moving away from using the metric.

I hope it will change the picture very soon!

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.