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Your socio-temporal worldview
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Socio-temporal schema analysis (STSA)
Socio-temporal awareness intelligence project
Mathias Sager, March 2020
The term sociality in this study stands for ‘social level’ (i.e., the intra-personal, inter-personal, and extra-personal). Sociality is commonly defined as “the tendency to associate in … groups” (Sociality, n.d.) and, therefore, suits to describe mind-wandering tendencies as related to social scopes.
This study uses temporality as a synonym for ‘temporal mode’ (i.e., the past, present, and future). Temporality commonly means “the quality or state of being temporal” (Temporality, n.d.). Temporal can mean “relating to the sequence of time or a particular time” (Temporal, n.d.).
Socio-temporality could not be identified as a commonly used term. For the purpose of this study, it shall mean any combination of a particular sociality and temporality, as they are defined above. For example, combining an inter-personal sociality with the temporality of the future would result in an inter-future socio-temporality. The nine fields of the socio-temporal matrix presented in this study (Figure 1) represent the nine possible different socio-temporalities. These are the intra-past, inter-past, extra-past; the intra-present, inter-present, extra-present; and the intra-future, inter-future, and extra-future.
|(x axis)Temporal dimension|
Figure 1. The socio-temporal matrix of worldview schemas
Example summary socio-temporal schema
Text: Summaries/codes representing answers given
Text: Future worries
(*) Worry/Obligation without a strategy other than avoidance
Gap “…”: Remark made by the interviewee indicating a possible shortcoming (e.g., lack of mind-wandering) related to the overall schema
Example Interviewee x
|Meaning: Instill change Quantity||Strategies to address worries and obligations:|
|Extra-personal||Depressing social issues||Gap: “So, I’m often accused as a director of being too … too much drive. So, I say, let’s go over there and let’s do that grant. But often, what I don’t do is check whether people know where I want to go. And I leave them behind. “||Use power to empower|
|Inter-personal||Success nostalgia Tiring brand/reputation maintenance and slow progress||Gap: “So, I’m often accused as a director of being too … too much drive. So, I say, let’s go over there and do that grant. But often, what I don’t do is check whether people know where I want to go. And I leave them behind. “|
|Intra-personal||Success nostalgia Tiring brand/reputation maintenance and slow progress|
Initial interview questions
|Question Q1||How do you mostly construct your identity? Through self-reflection on past experiences, current social interactions, or thinking about who you could become like?|
|Question Q2||How do you create coherence between your past, presence, and future?|
|Question Q3||When you voluntarily mind traveling into the past, are your thoughts mostly self-, inter-relational, or otherwise other-related? When your thoughts are related to either of the combinations (the intra-past, the inter-past, and the extra-past), how do these thoughts make you feel? Why do you think this is so?|
|Question Q4||In what temporal mode do you most of your waking time time-travel? Are you mostly thinking about the past, the present, or the future? Or is it a mix of what kind of proportions?|
|Question Q5||When you voluntarily mind traveling into the future, are your thoughts mostly self-, inter-relational, or otherwise other-related? When your thoughts are related to either of the combinations (the intra-future, the inter-future, and the extra-future), how do these make you feel? Why do you think this is so?|
|Question Q6||Relating to the present: Whom, respectively, what group or social definition of your identity do you most think about? When your thoughts are related to either of the combinations (the intra-present, the inter-present, and the extra-present), how do these make you feel? Why do you think this is so?|
|Question Q7||When you voluntarily mind travel into the future, are your thoughts mostly self-, inter-relational, or otherwise other-related? When your thoughts are related to either of the combinations (the intra-future, the inter-future, and the extra-future), how do these make you feel? Why do you think this is so?|
|Question Q8||What are your most significant worries about the future? How do you react to these concerns?|
|Question Q9||What are your biggest obligations? How do you feel in light of these obligations?|
|Question Q10||Have you experienced shifts in the constellation of your socio-temporal schema over time? Or do you expect shifts in the future? In what way did/does the socio-temporal schema constellation shift? Why did/do shifts in socio-temporal thinking patterns shift for you?|
|Question Q11||Do you think the socio-temporal framework would be a suitable tool to reflect on an individual’s construal of worldview? Please justify your answer.|