- ISBN 9781846041556 / 1846041554
- Title The Time Paradox
- Author Philip G. Zimbardo and John Boyd
- Category Popular Psychology
- Format Paperback
- Year 2010
- Pages 384
- Publisher Ebury Press
- Imprint Rider & Co
- Dimensions 126mm x 198mm x 23mm
Every significant choice, every important decision we make, is determined by our perception of time. This is the most influential force in our lives, yet we are virtually unaware of it. This work shows how you can change the way you perceive time, so you get the most out of every minute.
Every significant choice, every important decision we make, is determined by our perception of time. This is the most influential force in our lives, yet we are virtually unaware of it. In this fascinating book, the award-winning past president of the American Psychological Association, Philip Zimbardo, and his co-author, John Boyd, show how: the way you perceive time is as unique as your fingerprints; these individual time perspectives shape your life, and the world around you; you can change the way you perceive time, so you get the most out of every minute; and, if you don't, the power of time in the modern world is so immense that it will take its toll on you. “The Time Paradox” is a highly readable, stimulating look at a subject that absorbs us all.
“Comprehensive, admirably clear, and a delightful read” Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan “Reveals how to better use your most irreplaceable resource, based on solid science and timeless wisdom” Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness “Compelling and practical” Publishers Weekly
Philip Zimbardo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University and has also taught at Yale, NYU and Columbia, and is past president of the American Psychological Association. He is renowned for his world-famous Stanford Prison Experiments, his studies on shyness and, more recently, for his breakthrough work on time. He also presented the award-winning video series Discovering Psychology. He lives in San Francisco but travels widely. See his website John Boyd received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University, where he worked closely with Philip developing the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. He is currently Research Manager at Google.