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≪Organizer Abstract≫
Time perspective is defined as "the totality of the individual's views of his psychological future and his psychological past existing at a given time" (Lewin, 1951, p.75). Time perspective consists of cognitive, affective and motivational aspects (Tsuzuki, 1999). Using this psychological function of time perspective, human beings can set goals in the future and preserve their efforts for attaining those goals. It can be said that time perspective motivates our behavior from here (present moment) to there (near or distant future) in the psychological flow of time. During this process, school environment and possible career choice of youth may have a great effect on the development of time perspective, while the total relationships among one's psychological present, past and future should be restructured. This symposium aims to clarify these motivational functions of time perspective in different cultural context investigating empirical data and theoretical considerations.
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