WHERE IS MY TIME WORKSHOP | POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE, DIS | Spring 2019

Once again it was a great pleasure to welcome students from the Positive Psychology spring semester course at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia to take part in my  “Where is my Time” workshop as a field study.

We have explored various aspects of the subjective time experience, individual differences in time perspective and how to apply in practice our research results about how to achieve the balanced time perspective and what are the actual benefits of having this particular time perspective.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

WHERE IS MY TIME WORKSHOP | PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME COURSEs, DIS | SPRING 2019

This Spring semester of 2019 I was taken by surprise with two sections of my course “Psychology of Time” that I’m teaching at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia. Overall I have 50 students, who are interested in the subject matter! It’s super exciting that students find this topic interesting and decide to take the course! “Where is My Time” workshop becomes an integral part of the course, when students discover their temporal profiles using various instruments and techniques. My current studio space is not that large to host groups of 23 and 27 students, but we did our best to fit in and I think we had good time while working on the “My Time Collage”.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

 

WHERE IS MY TIME WORKSHOP | POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE, DIS | Fall 2018

Right after my birthday, I was running the my “Where is my Time” workshop as a field study for the Positive Psychology fall semester course at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia.

It is always very interesting what perspectives the students bring with them to this workshop. We talked about my experiences when working with people with various temporal perspectives and applying our research results about how to achieve the balanced time perspective.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

 

Where is My Time workshop for Karriere Coach, Aarhus |April 2018

Another super exciting adventure during the Danish Research Festival was to be invited to Aarhus. I was invited there with my “Where is My Time” workshop by the Karriere Coach, a consulting company that works with helping people to figure out possible career and competence developments.

It was a nice workshop for both the coaches and participants of their various development programs.

We had very nice discussions after the workshop both with the coaches, diving more deeply into the theories behind the workshop: the time perspective approach and some contradictions within positive psychology.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

Another participant has also took me a bit around Aarhus to see some hidden treasures of the city. It was a great experience overall!

Where is My Time Workshop for the Danish Court Administration | April 2018

It was super exciting to have been invited by the Danish Court Administration | Danmark Domstole Domstolsstyrelsen to run my “Where is My Time?” workshop as part of the Danish Research Festival. It is a teaser, 2 hour workshop. It won’t allow for new skills to be developed, but it is enough time to have some reflections over how we see and operate in time.

It was a great workshop, many interested and engaged people took part in it!

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

Where is My Time workshop | Psychology of Time course, DIS | Spring 2018

Today I was running the “Where is my Time” workshop as part of my “Psychology of Time” class at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia. Over the course students explore their own temporal profile, the take a test, but also complement the results with other measures, they make an interview with their temporal opposite and also venture out to change their dominant temporal perspective for a few days. So I’ll be looking forward to reading their reports later in the semester about it.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

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.

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Meeting at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

On June 22, 2017 the mini-symposium Thinking the Present and Future – Psychological Insights on the Role of Subjective Time organized by Marc Wittmann was held at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Potsdam, Germany.

Marc has invited me, Maciej Stolarsky (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland), Oksana Senyk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine) and Oleksiy Polunin (Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine) to present some insights about the irrational behaviour of people in general and the role time perspective plays in sustainability decisions in particular.

We met with the researchers from the Futurisation of Politics group, who work on the following issues: the potential benefits for transformations towards sustainability of a conscious approach to long-term issues in policy design, the representation of future generations in contemporary politics and the circumstances under which their representation might be improved, developing a nuanced and critical understanding of the deployment of time horizons in politics and science. Overall, the project links research perspectives on future challenges and sustainable action across the fields of philosophy, political science, economics and social-psychology.

Program of the meeting included the following talks:

Maciej Stolarski: Looking at time horizons from an aerial view: The role of meta-cognitive processes in balancing one’s own time perspective profile

Oksana Senyk: The effects of socio-economic crisis on youth’s time perspective: case of Ukrainian 17-24- year-olds

Oleksiy Polunin: Mental representation of time flow as modulator of human behavior

Anna Sircova: Individual differences in time perspective and sustainable behavior: Participatory simulation and debate

It was a very inspiring day and of course it was a great pleasure to meet everyone in person! And as a surprising finale of the meeting, me and Maciej were interviewed by Gerhard Richter from Deutschlandfunk (German National Public Radio). Will send the link once our interview will go live!

A balanced time perspective and finding fulfilling work

As Abraham Maslow famously noted, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – I study time perspective and I see traces of it almost everywhere. Here are some of my time perspectively infused notes while reading “How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric.

“We are not psychologically ready to deal with the expansion of choice in recent history”

While discussing his concept of ‘hardiness’ Salvatore Maddi notes: When choosing a future, or unfamiliar path, over repeating a past, something familiar and convenient, it is most consistent with our pursuit to elaborate life’s meaning (and finding a fulfilling work), but it also brings ontological anxiety – the fear of uncertainty and possible failure:

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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.