REMINISCENCE AND ANTICIPATION: HOW A BALANCED TIME PERSPECTIVE PREDICTS PSYCHOSOCIAL STRENGTHS

Webster, J. D. (2016). Reminiscence and anticipation: How a balanced time perspective predicts psychosocial strengths. The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review, 3(1), 1-7.

Abstract: Prior research has demonstrated the separate benefits of positive reminiscence as well as positive future anticipation. Recently, attention has been directed towards the possible additional benefits of combining both of these temporal orientations within a balanced time perspective framework. The current project investigated the relationship between a balanced time perspective and the psychosocial strengths of ego-integrity and wisdom in 144 ethnically diverse participants ranging in age from 18-58 years. Results indicated that the presence of a balanced time perspective was associated with higher levels of ego-integrity (r = .397, p < .01), wisdom (r = .448, p < .01), and attributional complexity (r = .18, p < .05). After accounting for demographic, health, and attri-butional complexity variables regression analyses indicated that a balanced time perspective accounted for an additional 7.1% and 12.5% of the variance in ego-integrity and wisdom, respectively. Implications for reminiscence theory and clinical application are discussed.

Read the article: Webster, J. D. (2016). Reminiscence and anticipation: How a balanced time perspective predicts psychosocial strengths. The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review, 3(1), 1-7.



(Something interesting I found)Posted:May 01 2016, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
  • Ron Krumpos said:

    We should learn to live for this moment, here and now. Too often, our minds are rehashing the past or anticipating the future; meanwhile the present is not attended to properly. What we do right here, right now becomes a memory of yesterday and impacts tomorrow. Done poorly, life as lived today would end in becoming a “has-been,” or will continue as a “wannabe,” without accomplishing a lot.


    July 27, 2016 3:24 PM
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