Polish psychologist, Urszula Tokarska, has done a great service to the emerging field of temporal psychology by creating this unique volume, along with 18 authors from around the world, which illustrates the exquisite interplay of research and practice in many domains. New vistas are realised by extending earlier applications of time perspective theory to a broad range of therapeutic practices, as well as explorations in education, counselling, risk management in business, prevention approaches along with new treatment strategies, and much more. I wholeheartedly endorse Applied Psychology of Time to everyone interested in understanding some fundamentals of human nature, and also those focused on ways to improve the human condition with new, empirically-validated strategies and tactics.
Professor Philip G. Zimbardo
Author of The Time Paradox and The Time Cure
[…] temporal psychology is a prominent field of research not only for cognitive but also practical reasons, which is perfectly illustrated by this volume. Psychologists from around the world are now embracing the Time Perspective Inventory, just as they once did the Locus of Control Scale by Rotter […]. The volume as a whole is one of the first attempts to showcase the potential applications of Time Perspective in research as well as education, intervention, and therapy, and as such can provide a powerful stimulus for practical and scientific use [...]. I find it very interesting and worth a wider readership.
Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Zaleski
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
The book […] covered a notable part of the field of potential practical applications of temporal psychology, focusing mainly on positive, non-clinical aspects of applications of the knowledge from the area. What is particularly important, the authors apply different approaches to the psychology of time, which should definitely be interpreted as a merit of this volume. The book can serve as a valuable resource for practitioners interested in applying temporal psychology in positive, developmental interventions. It is also complementary to other books in the area, which focused mainly (albeit not solely) on the basic, scientific approach to the psychology of time. However, academic scholars will also find some valuable points for stimulating their research ideas. The book appears to be one more important step forward in advancing the area of temporal psychological science.
Dr Maciej Stolarski
Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland
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