Time Perception Relation With Age

1500 Words Nov 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Yosef Eldumiate
Period: 6

Research: Time perception relation with age

Time always seems to change. 10 minutes in the dentist’s waiting room could fell like an hour and 10 minutes with friends and family could fell much less than it is. How we interpret time in most cases or not the same. The way we feel and age differentiations express how we view time. Time seems to wheeze quicker and quicker as age develops. Obviously age doesn’t give people the ability to change the speed of time. Psychologist William James marked the reason why humanity perceives time differently is because we continue to gain less and less experiences. Experiences such as memorable actions and the first time doing something (first time skiing, first time working, first kiss, etc.) as we start to lack new “memorable actions” the “days and weeks [to] smooth themselves out…and the years grow hollow and collapse.”

When you go to school at the first day it feels like a long time for you to get their but the more you take that route to school there is nothing “new” happening, and your mind does not memorize the instances you are in. Other scientists such as Wallach and Green studied the way time is interpreted they asked young adults (ages 18-20) how they feel time are like, most answered with stationary motions like “motionless” and “quiet”. The other group (most around the age 78) described time as rapid, fast, and swift “time is a speeding train”. Other research furthermore added to the building…
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