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Psychology

University of Richmond

Cognition

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The Influence Of Emotion On Temporal Perspectives, Skye Mims Ochsner Jan 1995

The Influence Of Emotion On Temporal Perspectives, Skye Mims Ochsner

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Recent research suggests that our understanding of the abstract domain of time is dependent on the more concrete domain of space. At once time is measurable and abstract, thus we often think of it both temporally as well as spatially. Boroditsky and Ramscar (2002) find that the spatial domain influences whether people see themselves as moving through time (ego-moving perspective) or as time moving towards them (timemoving perspective). Might there be other factors at work influencing these perspectives other than just representations of spatial experience? The current studies investigate the role that emotion plays in construal of time. Specifically, do ...