Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Waiting As A Temporal Constraint

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter presents four criteria that constitute the wait as a temporal constraint. It also presents a series of experiments that addressed the questions of whether temporal expectations affect the experience of the duration of the wait and how the wait is affectively evaluated by the waiting person. One main result was that temporal expectations governed judgments of the wait's duration and judgments of the wait's emotional impact in a different manner: If expectation did not affect time estimation, it affected the evaluation of the wait. And vice versa, if expectation did not influence the evaluation of the wait, it governed time estimation. The chapter provides possible explanations for this apparent contradiction. It outlines the contribution of temporal expectations to constraints caused by waiting.

Keywords: temporal constraint; waiting period



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Time: Limits and Constraints — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation