chapter  11
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Future Time Perspective and the Problem of Cognition/Motivation Interaction

WithHans Thomae

According to the Swiss philosopher-biologist Sganzini (1940), the construct of "anticipation" points to a fundamental structure of processes and being. In a phenomenological analysis of needs the anticipating structure of the state following food deprivation or stimulation of exploratory tendencies was emphasized by our subjects. As translated by the author (Thomae, 1944): " … Summarizing these reports we have to state that the experiencing subject faced with need situations will reach forward into the time … The kind of this reaching forward … can be characterized mainly by subordering need or drive state under the category of "anticipation" [p. 49].