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On One’s Own Time

This is a photo of APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen.

In various experiments, APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen and colleagues have demonstrated that people’s preferences for deepening relationships and avoiding risks intensify as their time horizons shorten. Carstensen joined APS Fellows Daniel L. Schacter and Dan P. McAdams and others to talk about time perception through the perspectives of cognitive, social, and developmental sciences. ... More>


There’s a Better Way to Manage Time Management

Most working adults feel crunched for time, but new research demonstrates that using a “mental contrasting” strategy can help make time management more manageable. ... More>


It’s About Time

In a cross-cutting theme program, "The Meaning of Time," at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists shared research on the ways humans think about the past, present, and future. ... More>


How to Give Workers a (Better) Break

New research from Baylor University identifies two key factors that can help employees make the most of their workday breaks. ... More>


Why Meeting a First Date for Breakfast Might not Be a Bad Idea