The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

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Atria Books, Jul 7, 2009 - Psychology - 400 pages
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Now in paperback, this breakthrough book on the new psychological science of time by one of the most influential living psychologists—the New York Times bestselling author of The Lucifer Effect—and his research partner launched on the front page of USA TODAY "Lifestyle" with a Time Survey and on CBS Morning Show.

This is the first paradox of time: Your attitudes toward time have a profound impact on your life and world, yet you seldom recognize it. Our goal is to help you reclaim yesterday, enjoy today, and master tomorrow with new ways of seeing and working with your past, present, and future.

Just as Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences permanently altered our understanding of intelligence and Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink gave us an appreciation for the adaptive unconscious, Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd’s new book changes the way we think about and experience time. It will give you new insights into how family conflicts can be resolved by ways to enhance your sexuality and sensuality, and mindsets for becoming more successful in business and happier in your life. Based on the latest psychological research, The Time Paradox is both a "big think" guide for living in the twenty-first century and one of those rare self-help books that really does have the power to improve lives.

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User Review  - Niecierpek - LibraryThing

Each one of us has a different relationship to the present, past and future. We may be classified as predominantly: present, past or future oriented. Then this orientation may be fatalistic or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Popup-ch - LibraryThing

The authors show how the mental representation of time can have a large impact on individual behaviour and well-being. I think they focus a little bit too hard, though, when they attribute problems as ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., is one of the most distinguished psychologists alive today. A professor emeritus at Stanford University, he is the author of innumerable textbooks and papers. He designed and narrated the PBS series Discovering Psychology and is the author of Shyness and The Lucifer Effect. He lives in San Francisco.

John Boyd, Ph.D., worked with Dr. Zimbardo on time research for the past decade. He is currently Research Manager at Google. He lives in Dublin, California.

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