Perception and cognition of time in elderly patients (review of foreign studies)

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Abstract

The process of cognition and perception of time in the elderly (55-75 years) and old (75-90 years) people was always a matter of interest for gerontologists and psychologists looking for the answer to the question why in old age time flows very quickly on one hand and very slowly on the other hand. Studies show that the ability to adequately perceive and prioritize its activities in time in elderly patients depends on the physical, intellectual and social activity, and other factors that determine the quality of life and promote productive aging. The purpose of this article is to familiarize professionals with notions of perception and cognition of time, as well as paradigms of time perception studies in psychology. The article also familiarizes the readers with foreign research aspects of time cognition, i.e, orientation in time, perception of time intervals, time perspective, and mental journey of elderly patients through time

General Information

Keywords: time, time perception, cognition of time, old age, subjective wellbeing

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2015040202

For citation: Melehin A. Perception and cognition of time in elderly patients (review of foreign studies) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 11–19. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Aleksey Melehin, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor, Stolypin Humanitarian Institute, clinical psychologist of the highest qualification category, somnologist, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5633-7639, e-mail: clinmelehin@yandex.ru

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