Time-Space Association: How Spatial Constraint Affects Temporal Perception and Decision

Canice M. C. Kwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kao Si, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xianchi Dai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
This paper investigates the effect of spatial constraint on perceived time pressure. We show that a decrease in ambient or visual space evokes a sense of time urgency/pressure, which in turn increases task completion speed. Across three studies, we find support for this proposition.
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Canice M. C. Kwan, Kao Si, and Xianchi Dai (2014) ,"Time-Space Association: How Spatial Constraint Affects Temporal Perception and Decision", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 793-793.