Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2015, 10:00 - 12:00 iCal

Mental representation of time flow as factor in individual decision making.

Does our mind produce more than one representation of time flow?

Gastvortrag von Oleksiy Polunin (Kiew, Ukraine)

Besprechungsraum der AOW-Psychologie (NIG, 6. Stock)
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


The presentation covers the author’s studies on the role of mental time flow in individual decision making. Based on the studies the arguments for the mind's ability to develop the multitude of different cognitive representations of time flow will be discussed. Each of the cognitive representations of time flow has its specific properties and accordingly impacts on the object’s representation over time. Thus one and the same object can show different variations in the subjective value along the same time interval. This induces the discrepancy in decision outcomes. In general the results challenge the conventional singularity of mental time flow.

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Prof. Dr. Erich Kirchler


Elisabeth Dorfinger
Fakultät für Psychologie