|Title||Time went by so slowly: Overestimation of event duration by males and females|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1987|
|Authors||Loftus E.F., Schooler J.W., Boone S., Kline D.|
|Journal||Applied Cognitive Psychology|
In three experiments, 469 subjects watched a short videotape of a bank robbery and later estimated the duration of the tape. Subjects invariably overestimated the durations. Accuracy of time estimation was unrelated to amount of free recall (Experiment 1) or accuracy of memory (Experiment 2). Females overestimated to a greater degree than males (Experiments 2 and 3). A more stressful version of the event produced greater overestimates than a less stressful version (Experiment 3). The relationship between induced arousal and time estimation appears to be different for men and women.