The effect of time of day on younger adults’ subjective age
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Subjective age, or how old one feels, is associated with one’s mental and physical well-being. Recent research suggests that subjective age may be malleable and can be affected by contextual variables. This proposed study aims to determine if subjective age is affected by time of day. Research shows that the time of day (the morning vs. afternoon) influences people’s ability to perform cognitive tasks and alters their attitudes and judgments. We hypothesize that time of day may also influence how old people feel- their subjective age. If results show that subjective age is affected by time of day, then this will demonstrate the subjective age is malleable, and that people’s self-perceptions can change throughout the day.
Mcculloch, Kendall C (2015). The effect of time of day on younger adults’ subjective age. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from