Title

On the distinction between yuppies and hippies: Individual differences in prediction biases for planning future tasks

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Mark Pezzo

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Date Issued

2006-01-01

Date Available

2011-07-18

Abstract

The present study investigated variables related to errors in predicting when tasks will be completed. Participants (N = 184) responded to the Time Structure Questionnaire (TSQ; Jones, Banicky, Pomare, & Lasane, 1999) and Temporal Orientation Scale (TOS; Bond & Feather, 1988) and predicted when they would complete either a desirable or undesirable task. Factor analysis of the TSQ and TOS identified two factors: yuppie traits, which involved being hard-working and goal-oriented, and hippie traits that reflected ‘‘living for the moment’’. Overall, individuals tended to underestimate when they would complete both tasks. However, for the undesirable task, yuppie traits corresponded with less prediction bias whereas hippie traits were associated with greater bias.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Personality and Individual Differences 41 (2006) 1359-1371. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.