Anna Sircova

Anna Sircova
Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD

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Introduction
I'm a researcher, visual artist, dreamer, creator of a few scientific communities. I believe in Open Access and power of recycling. Currently I'm curious about futurization, hope to create usable science and struggle to make sound on the Persian flute. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I hope you'll find something interesting in my articles and I hope to hear back from you! Cheers, Anna
Additional affiliations
August 2014 - present
DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I teach Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Time. I also supervise independent student research projects.
January 2011 - present
Umeå University
Position
  • Neural correlates of time perspective: an fMRI study
Description
  • collaborative project with M.G. Carelli, C.J. Olsson and B. Wiberg, Umea University, Sweden
September 2010 - present
Umeå University
Position
  • Role of time perspective in social dilemmas
Description
  • applying method of simulation on psychological self-report data, in collaboration with IceLab at Umea University (P. Holme, F. Karimi and S. Lee), D.Strombom (Applied Mathematics, Uppsala University) and E. Osin (HSE, Moscow, Russia).
Education
September 2009 - August 2012
Umeå University
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 2004 - October 2008
September 2000 - June 2004

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Publications (45)
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Developmental dynamics of time perspective during the period of economic instability in Russia was studied. Subjects of different age and gender were examined in 2007 (n = 388, 116 men and 272 women aged 14-88) and in 2013 (n = 344, 115 men and 229 women aged 14-81). The comparative analysis of indices of time perspective, subjective well-being and...
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This chapter summarises some results of the International Time Perspective Research Project, which is a collaborative cross-cultural study of time perspective carried out in 24 countries. The highlights of structural equivalence assessment study are presented, showing the cross-cultural invariance of 36 items of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Invent...
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In a situation with a limited common resource, cooperation between individuals sharing the resource is essential. However, people often act upon self-interest in irrational ways that threaten the long-term survival of the whole group. A lack of sustainable or environmentally responsible behavior is often observed. In this study, we examine how the...
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This chapter is looking into the emerging concept of “futurization,” which is being used in the context of policy making; however, without clear definition, it creates ambiguous reactions. What does “futurization of politics,” “futurization of thinking,” or “futurization of behavior” actually mean? This chapter looked into the associations citizens...
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Research on OECD countries shows that migrants in most regions have on average worse outcomes than the native-born population in areas such as education attainment and labour market participation (OECD, 2017). Migration, acculturation strategies, and various factors influencing the acculturation outcomes have been extensively studied in psychology...
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We are proud to announce the 5th International Conference on Time Perspectives in the beautiful city of Vilnius, Lithuania, from July 13 to 17, 2020. We welcome contributions from psychology and other social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and the humanities, including anthropology, philosophy, and political science, among others. We a...
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With our attitudes and behavior, which aim at promoting sustainable behavior, we face a temporal dilemma – a temporal conflict between short-term and long-term interests. Accordingly, psychological time is an essential variable in understanding how people decide between options of short-term self-interest, which can be experienced at present, and l...
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Keynote presentation: Futurization of Thinking and Behaviour Part of the 4th International Conference on Time Perspective, 27 - 31 August, 2018, Nantes, France https://www.conferize.com/ictp2018 Thinking in the present is what has gotten us here — now it’s time to start thinking about the future. Most of us may not realize that the decisions we a...
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This exploratory study was performed during the Psychology of Time course (semester of Spring 2018) as a continuation of working on the definition of the concept of Futurization. Additional associations were explored and summarized.
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Workshop took place on April 10th, 2018, at Creative Time Studio, Bregnerødgade 8-10, Copenhagen, Denmark Participants: 11 adults with various professional backgrounds: psychology, photography, sociology and cultural studies, DJ, performing arts, electrician, educator for kids, user experience design, arctic preservation (EU program), IT and engin...
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This exploratory study was performed during the Psychology of Time course as a first step to creating a working definition of the concept of Futurization. First associations were explored, additionally the term ’futurization’ was contrasted and compared to the term ’future.
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Balanced time perspective (BTP) is characterized by flexible switching between a person’s past, present and future time orientations, depending on situational demands, personal resources, experiences, and social evaluations. The present study aimed to explore the psychological characteristics of people with a BTP profile and attain a deeper underst...
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This hands-on workshop was an invitation to explore the concept of futurization together. The idea emerged after a rather improvised discussion between Anna Sircova (psychologist and visual artist), Martina S. Mahnke (digital communication and media expert), Aglaia Michelakis (architect, visual artist and writer), Jason Brovich (psychology and law...
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Thinking in the present is what has gotten us here-now it's time to start thinking about the future. Most of us may not realize that the decisions we are making on a daily basis can have far-reaching consequences for individuals, societies, and ecosystems into the future. The reason we have survived so far as a biological species is that we act in...
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We invite you to a fun, engaging, interactive, cross-disciplinary and frame shifting event. We think that the time has come to reinvent the format of the conferences. - dedicated to multifaceted exploration of the concept of time - cross-disciplinary, cross-media and frame shifting - forum for academia, tech and business people, artists, entrepren...
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Personal and political action on climate change is traditionally thought to be motivated by people accepting its reality and importance. However, convincing the public that climate change is real faces powerful ideological obstacles 1–4 , and climate change is slipping in public importance in many countries 5,6. Here we investigate a diierent appro...
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This article provides an overview of coaching methods and interventions that address different forms of imbalance in clients’ time perspectives, proposing a fresh look on dealing with multiple time management issues. We selected different coaching intervention techniques according to the time perspective theory, which distinguishes between five dif...
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The paucity of mindfulness-based interventions and research in Estonia motivated the development of an Estonian Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS). Unlike most languages, the Estonian language lacks a distinctive present tense. This provides a potential challenge for assessing mindfulness, a psychological construct characterized by present-mo...
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Abstract Background: It is well-recognized that emotions and emotional disorders may alter the experience of time. Yet relatively little is known about different aspects of psychological time in relation to anxiety. The purpose of the present study was to explore several aspects of temporal processing, including time perspective, prospective and re...
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Article 515686S GOXXX10.1177/2158244013515686Sircova et al.Sircova et al. 9 , & 54 members of the International Time Perspective Research Project (presented in alphabetical order by country): Slimane Djarallah 10 , Mohamed Seghir Chorfi 11 , Umbelina do Rego Leite 12 , Hui Lin 13 , Houchao Lv 14 , Tomislav Bunjevac 15 , Tena Tomaš 15 , Jasmina Pune...
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This article assesses whether the second version of the Transcendental-future Time Perspective Inventory (TTPI; Zimbardo and Boyd 2008) measures a time perspective or a belief and how it is related to mental health in a highly secular country. The TTPI adapted into the Estonian language is described. Study 1 reports the results of validation perfor...
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In this article, we assess the structural equivalence of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) across 26 samples from 24 countries (N = 12,200). The ZTPI is proven to be a valid and reliable index of individual differences in time perspective across five temporal categories: Past Negative, Past Positive, Present Fatalistic, Present Hedonis...
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This article examines if mindfulness measured with the MAAS (Brown & Ryan, 2003) has characteristic components of the time perspective construct measured with the ZTPI (Zimbardo & Boyd, 1999) in Estonian. Study 1 assessed the reliability and validity of the Estonian scales used with adult students at different levels of education (N = 610). Factor...
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Past research suggests that biases in temporal orientation may have systematic effects on goal-directed behavior and that physical and mental well-being is associated with balanced time perspective (BTP, Zimbardo and Boyd, 1999). The aim of this study was to examine different operationalizations of the BTP, and to present an alternative proposal in...
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Past research suggests that biases in temporal orientation may have systematic effects on goal-directed behavior and that physical and mental well-being is associated with balanced time perspective (BTP, Zimbardo and Boyd, 1999). The aim of this study was to examine different operationalizations of the BTP, and to present an alternative proposal in...
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This study focuses on different aspects of time (i.e. time reproduction, retrospective and prospective time estimation, subjective time estimation and time perspective) in individuals with anxious symptoms. The study consisted of participants with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and unaffected controls. Symptoms were assessed with SCL-90 subsc...
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The theoretical notion of balanced time perspective (BTP) has been suggested by a number of authors and some attempts to operationalize BTP (Boniwell, 2005; Drake, Duncan, Sutherland, Abernethy & Henry, 2008; Sircova & Mitina, 2008; Boniwell, Osin, Linley & Ivanchenko, 2010) has been done. The aim of the present study was to get a deeper understand...
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The aim of this study was to investigate neural correlates of time perspective by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methodology. The neural mechanisms of some timing functions (e.g. xxxxx) are well documented but there are no studies concerning the neural underpinnings of temporal orientation as a personality-like construct. To thi...
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The Integration of Russia into European educational space invoke many questions, one of them is a cross-cultural universality of learning motivation. In this paper we discuss the methodology of a learning motivation traits questionnaire and results of its cross-cultural validation at the sample of 332 German and 865 Russian students. In our study w...
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The construct of Balanced Time Perspective (BTP) was initially proposed by Zimbardo and Boyd (1999) along with introducing the final version of the ZTPI. Several attempts were made since then to operationalize this construct. In theory, BTP is characterized by flexible switching between person’s past, present and future time orientations, depending...
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Assessment of the psychometrical features of the Russian version of Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) was conducted on the sample of students (n=196; different specializations, from different cities across Russia). The following methods were used: Cronbach􏰃s alfa coefficient, test-retest, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor an...
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The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory has been already translated and adapted into many languages. Most of the ZTPI versions show the same five factor structure, but with some amendments in the inventory scales. Focus of the present study was to compare ZTPI results obtained in three countries: Russia, France and Spain. We used method of structur...
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Language and cultural adaptation of Zimbardo time perspective inventory (ZTPI) on Russian speaking sample is presented. The estimation of ZTPI Russian version psychometric properties was made, internal consistency and reproducibility of its scales were verified. The structure of ZTPI Russian version was analyzed by means of exploretory and confirma...
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The aim of the study was twofold. First, to study age and gender specifics of the personal time perspective (TP). Second, to investigate the construct of Balanced Time Perspective through relationships of TP with subjective quality of life (well-being) and tolerance for ambiguity. The sample consisted of 388 participants, aged between 14 to 88 year...
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One's preference for certain time orientations is influenced by many factors including culture. The aim of this research was to describe the phenomenon of time perspective in different cultures. The authors carried out re􏰀evaluation of reliability and validity of the Russian version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) scale and compar...
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One's preference for certain time orientations is influenced by many factors including culture. The aim of this research was to describe the phenomenon of time perspective in different cultures. The authors carried out re-evaluation of reliability and validity of the Russian version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) scale and compar...

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I'm looking for something to give to students to read about cross-cultural psychology, something that can be suitable for students with diverse backgrounds, not only psychologists (not too specialized language), something that is not too long (so not to scare them off), something that is rather engaging and would sparkle curiosity about the topic. Thanks so much in advance!
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Goal: The idea of balanced time perspective (BTP) is that the individual has the opportunity to change flexibly between the temporal perspectives - past, present and future - upon the individual´s values and preferences of a given situation,