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Different Perceptions of Time

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Different Perceptions of Time

Different Perceptions of Time

Different Perceptions of Time

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: DENNIS MCCARTHY Directorate of time for the United States Naval Observatory. ROBERT LEVINE Professor of social psychology at California State University in Fresno, California; author of A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of A Social Psychologist, or How Every Culture Keeps Time A Little Bit Differently. KEVIN BIRTH Associate professor of anthropology at Queens College of the City University of New York; author of Any Time is Trinidad Time: Social Meanings and Temporal Consciousness. Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have a lot of time on their hands, while others are constantly running out? Does the tick-tock of the clock change YOUR pace of life, influence your decisions? Who or what determines YOUR concept of time? How is time measured and has it changed historically? Does the perception of time change culturally? Join host Juan Williams and guests as they explore how Americans view and value time.