People search for meaning when they approach a new decade in chronological age


Adam Alter and Hal Hershfield have a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing people search for meaning when they approach a new decade in chronological age.[1]

References

  1. A.L. Alter, and H.E. Hershfield, "People search for meaning when they approach a new decade in chronological age: Table 1.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, pp. 17066-17070, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1415086111

Are Time & Age the Same?

How GOOGLE is capitalizing on the one of the biggest influences in decision making

In a recent conversation I had with Hal Hershfield, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business who researches the effects time perspectives have on decision making, I was struck by something he came to rather casually. The more I study time, he said, the more I come to think of time and age as the same concept.

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