Saturday, November 26, 2011

Book nook: The Concept of Time in Psychology

New book added to the suggested books blogroll. It is a bit dated in terms of contemporary research but apparently is an excellent historical source for tracing mans interst in time.

Roeckelein, J. E. (2000). The concept of time in psychology: A resource book and annotated bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Click here and here for more info.

The methodologies used to study psychological time, especially the experimental and empirical approaches, are critically important in the scientific analysis of the concept of time. This resource and annotated bibliography provides a current and comprehensive review of the literature on psychological time, and traces the evolution of the concept of time in psychology from ancient to modern periods. A resource and annotated bibliography which traces the lineage and evolution of the concept of time in psychology from ancient to pre--modern and modern periods with an emphasis on a traditionalist and experimental/empirical approach to the understanding of psychological time. The book describes various physical, philosophical, and psychological theories and definitions of time, and focuses on the methodological concerns of psychologists regarding the scientific investigation of time. In addition to over 1,000 citations and references, this resource contains over 900 current annotated entries. It contains both name and subject indexes and will be of interest to students and faculty in psychology, related fields of study, and academic and selected public libraries

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