On time, place and happiness


  • Note about the author: Dragos Simandan is tenured Associate Professor of Geography at Brock University. He holds a PhD from the University of Bristol, UK.

E-mail: simandan@brocku.ca


This paper crosses the borders of human geography to bring back two related bodies of work from experimental psychology that investigate, in an unusual and refreshingly precise way, long-standing human geographical concerns with temporality, place and subject formations, meaning-making and well-being. It is argued that the traffic of ideas and empirical findings between human geography and experimental psychology can be mutually profitable if, and only to the extent that, it encompasses a sustained epistemological, methodological and political critique of the disciplinary practices that have yielded those ideas and findings.