Aging and Milieu. Environmental Perspectives on Growing Old by Graham D. Rowles

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Part of the trick of living is to engage in fulfilling behaviors despite such external pacing. The tensions between clock time and subjective temporal perception is in the best dialectic tradition. It is of great importance to know how objective and subjective time duration are congruent and to which factors an observed incongruence is attributable. As Hendricks and Hendricks (1976) suggest, to cast the person as the subjective "experiencer" of a time duration imposed by some arbitrary clock is to ascribe to him the role of a passive actor.

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