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Description - Beyond 9 to 5 by Sara Norgate

In this fascinating study of how we relate to time in our lives, Sarah Norgate immerses us in the psychology of time. She looks at differing attitudes to and perceptions of time all around the world: how did our obsession with punctuality start? Why do national proverbs from Sicily reinforce the importance of not rushing and taking things slow, while proverbs from highly industrialized countries are economically-driven ('Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today')? Why do some countries, like Japan, have a 24/7 culture, while others are only just coming to terms with Sunday opening for shops? And which city has a faster pace of life: New York or Dublin? The results may surprise you. Sarah Norgate makes scientific concepts accessible and interesting, through the use of everyday examples and unusual research findings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780297645450
ISBN-10: 0297645455
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 182mm x 25mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Norgate

Sarah Norgate was born in Portsmouth in 1970 and gained her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Warwick. She is a Lecturer in Psychology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Salford. In 2004, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to allow her to study the psychosocial practices used in the care of children diagnosed with eye cancer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and L'Institut Curie, Paris. Formerly, she was an athlete at Milton Keynes Athletic Club and now lives in Manchester.