Roman Zawadzki
Nieoznaczoność zachowań i motywacji a subiektywne poczucie czasu.
THE INDETERMINANCY OF BEHAVIORS AND MOTIVATIONS AND THE SUBJECTIVE SENSE OF TIME

This article is an attempt to synthesis three different theoretical themes relating to memory, motivation and subjective sense of time. So far, the temporal linearity of the cause-effect processes involved in motivation have been questioned in but a few psychological conceptions, most of them very early ones. This article assumes that time, or to be more precise, its psychological relativity, is one of the most basic generative factors in the sphere of motivational. Many elements of extant knowledge on memory (particularly autobiographical memory), subjective sense of time and the  emotional determinants of the meanings attached to memory traces suggest that the relations among the component parts which shape the motivational determinants of behaviour adhere to the laws of relativity. The emotions are another factor which increases the instability of the structure of human motivation. The probable consequence of motivational indeterminacies formulated. This principle takes stock of the effect of incompatibility between time as experienced by the external (objective) observer and by the internal (subjective) object of observation. The possible theoretical implications (e.g. for cognitive processes, decisional processes and creativity) and practical implications (e.g. for psychometrics) of this principle are also discussed.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 20.04.2007, godz. 11:24 - Ewelina Soszyńska