2014 International Conference on Time Perspective (ICTP)

This was the website for the 2nd 2014 International Conference on Time Perspective (ICTP) held in Warsaw in 2014. The third International Conference on Time Perspective was held in 2016 in Copenhagen.
The content below is from the site's 2014 archived pages.


Dear Colleague,

WELCOME to Warsaw, host of the IInd International Conference on Time Perspective (ICTP). On behalf of the Organizing Committee of ICTP, we would like to invite you to take part in the conference that will take place from the 29th July to 1st of August 2014 in Warsaw (Poland). Our intention as the Organizers is to provide participants with an opportunity to present their novel research on time perspective, to share their ideas, to establish a collaboration, and to inspire to discover new possibilities of research. The motto for our conference is “Diversity of Approaches, Unity of Passion” that promises different approaches to temporality. Thus, the program of the conference will cover a variety of topics on time perspective that for sure will be of interest to all of the participants. As the Organizing Committee we are working on providing all the participants with a memorable event.

Time is one of the most valuable resources and the most descriptive for the notion of ‚perspective’. Many people are tempted to understand the nature of time and therefore interested in analyzing it. After the 1st successful meeting in Coimbra in 2012 we invite you to the follow-up IInd International Conference on Time Perspective in Warsaw, where the approaches from the Western and Eastern cultures can be confronted. We invite you to take part in this promising and fruitful debate.

You are more than welcome in Warsaw!
Scientific and Organizing Committee



The overall aim of the International Conferences on Time Perspective is dedicated to multifaceted exploration of the concept of time. We try to visualize it, we try to listen to it, we try to understand it and we try to feel it. Sometimes it runs too fast and some other times it stands still. What does it mean “to have time” and “not to have time”. What constitutes our individual past, present or future? And what about a collective? These questions are not new, they have been around since people started to distinguish between “before” and “after”. We don’t have a dedicated bodily organ that is responsible for perceiving time, and that’s why it is so difficult to capture. Physicists would claim that there is no time. But somehow it keeps on being present in our daily lives.

We dedicate this event to celebration of the concept of time, be it even a persisting illusion. We would like to invite you on this journey with us – to explore the nature of time, to get inspiration and to inspire in return.

Our exploration will take place in variety of domains:
- how time is present in movies
- what role time plays in a theater play
- how artists conceptualize, visualize or interpret time<
- what psychologists have discovered about the subjective time and what physicists have to say about it<
- how does time sound in music


Invited Symposia


Invited Symposia

A number of invited symposia will be arranged. Symposia are 90 minutes in length including presentations and time for questions. Symposium includes either four presenters who describe their research on the chosen issue, and discussant, or five presenters and no discussant. Each presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes. Preferably, the participants should represent different institutions or countries. The chairperson is the organizer of the symposium responsible for submitting the abstract for the overall symposium. Other symposium participants are requested to submit their own presentations with the same form, indicating the title of symposium in which they participate.

Keynote Speakers

Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. She founded and headed the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in Europe at University of East London. Currently, she teaches at l Ecole Centrale Paris and assists the Government of Bhutan in developing a framework for happiness-based public policy, at the request of the UN. Her research and applied interests include: psychology of time, resilience, eudaimonic well-being and applications of positive psychology to leadership, coaching and education. Dr Boniwell founded the European Network of Positive Psychology, organised the first European Congress of Positive Psychology (June 2002, Winchester) and was the first vice-chair of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Her first bestselling book, Positive Psychology in a Nutshell, has been translated into many languages. She is the author or editor of five other books (including the Oxford Handbook of Happiness) and multiple academic articles. In addition to her academic work, Ilona is passionate about practical applications of positive psychology. Dr Boniwell consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as Director of Positran, a boutique consultancy specialising in the applications of evidence-based methodologies to achieve lasting positive transformation. Her media work included BBC, Guardian, Times, Psychologies, Top Sante and Cosmopolitan articles and interviews.

Jeff Joireman is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Washington State University, where he teaches consumer behavior, statistics, and marketing research, and serves as the department’s PhD Coordinator. Dr. Joireman’s research focuses on how temporal concerns predict financial decision-making, health behavior, and consumer behaviors related to the environment. He also has a long-standing interest in understanding cooperation in social dilemmas, situations that involve a conflict between short-term self-interest and long-term collective interests. Dr. Joireman has published over 60 articles and book chapters in psychology and marketing, with many of his publications appearing in the fields’ top journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of International Business Studies, andJournal of Retailing. Dr. Joireman has co-edited a book with Alan Strathman titled Understanding Behavior on the Context of Time: Theory, Research and Application, and recently co-authored a book with Paul Van Lange titled How to Publish High Impact Research. Dr. Joireman has won numerous honors and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship to the Netherlands, multiple Dean’s Excellence Awards, an Outstanding Faculty Service Award, and the Department of Marketing’s Professor of the Year Award.

James M. Jones is is a social psychologist and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black American Studies Program at the University of Delaware, and former Director of the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Psychological Association. He published numerous pblications, including „Prejudice and Racism”, and „The Psychology of Diveristy: Beyond Prejudice and Racism”. Dr. Jones serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Black Psychology, and is past-President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He was awarded the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority, the 2001 Kurt Lewin Award by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9), and the 2004 Distinguished Psychologist Award by the Association of Black Psychologists. In 2011 he received the award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He explores the implication of TRIOS, a psychological worldview that combines African-inspired processes of Time, Rhythm Improvisation, Orality and Spirituality as an individual differences construct that predicts overall positive psychological states, and effective coping with challenging circumstances. Social psychology of time remains his major area of research.

Zbigniew Zaleski is a Professor of Psychology in the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Research interests in human motivation, time perspective, values, emotions, private possession and privacy, cross-cultural approach to interethnic contacts. Has teaching experience abroad: UCLA, KULeuven (Belgium), Nancy (France), Free University of Berlin. Title of the presentation: Balanced future time perspective in rosy and darky eyeglasses.

Philip G. Zimbardo is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher and media personality, winning numerous awards and honors in each of these domains. He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia. Zimbardo’s career is noted for giving psychology away to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 300+ publications. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association. He became known for his Stanford prison study, and with John N. Boyd he developed the Time Perspective Theory. He has authored various introductory psychology books, textbooks for college students, and books including The Lucifer Effect, The Time Paradox and, recently, the The Time Cure.


If you are intrigued with the concept of exploring the concept of time in all its various guises and across numerous disciplines, check out the International Time Perspective Network on Facebook. The concept of time is closely related to the notion of existence and very importantly, "nothing." Philosophers can logically deduce God if the definition of nothing is the absence of everything. And that leads to when did time start. All very interesting ideas that stir thought and my interest. Time perspective is a fundamental dimension in the construction of psychology that emerges from the cognitive processes that partitions the human experience into past, present and the future. I was hooked. So when I heard that there were international conferences on Time Perspective, I was able to convince my boss to let me go to Europe to do some research on the vape marketplace and while there I attended the 2014 conference in Warsaw. I went back to Europe last year to attend the 2016 conference in Copenhagen and also to see some companies that wanted to have some of their new vaping technology products distributed through Rich Mountain. It was a win win situation for me.