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Circadian rhythm

Chronopsychology research

What is a chronotype? It is a term that describes the differences related to the preferred time of waking up, falling asleep and undertaking daily activities.

ABOUT RESEARCH

Due to the undeniably morning orientation of the social clock (e.g. school and work-related activities usually start in the morning), evening-oriented individuals have to function outside their natural ‘time zone’. This could be associated with a wide range of negative consequences, including higher levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety, as well as lower levels of life satisfaction, highlighting the importance of investigating factors that could attenuate the negative consequences of eveningness.

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH

The aim of my research is to find factors that reduce the negative consequences of evening preferences (the so-called „owl” chronotype).

RESULTS

In my previous work, I have already identified several factors that have to potential to protect against the negative consequences of eveningness. Such factors include but are not limited to specific personality and temperamental traits, mindfulness, and social support. Of utmost importance, each of these factors can be worked on and developed. Thus, my results can be a starting point to better understand the need of evening-oriented individuals and to build a society in which they can fully realize their potential.

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