|Authors||E. Løhre and T. Halkjelsvik|
|Title||Time Perception Can Influence Performance Time Predictions|
|Afilliation||Software Engineering, Software Engineering|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Publisher||Society for Judgment and Decision Making|
|Place Published||Long Beach, CA|
People are often inaccurate when they predict how much time they will need to do future tasks. Two experiments show that bias in task performance time predictions is correlated with individual differences in time perception. The longer participants think a given time unit (e.g., 60 seconds) is, as measured with prospective duration judgment tasks, the less time they predict they will need to do other tasks they are asked to perform. The effect only occurs when the time perception tasks precede the performance time predictions, indicating that the time unit used in a performance time prediction can be influenced by a duration judgment task.