A comprehensive metaanalysis of empirical studies on the phenomenon of subjective
time-distortion has provided strong evidence that a close relationship between subjective timedistortion
occurrence and subjective signifi cance (or emotional judgment) of stimulus exists. The
authors suggest an original model of subjective time passage experience consisting of two bipolar
dimensions – emotional judgment and perceived speed of time passage. Experimental and statistical
verifi cation of this model is the main objective of this study. Participants were 30 undergraduate
students (15 males and 15 females) ranging in age from 20 to 26 years. Sophisticated experimental
design based on the presentation of music samples with a specifi c emotion potential was developed.
Actual emotional experience triggered by the music samples will be registered via semantic
differential technique, together with retrospective time duration and time passage judgment.
Eysenck Personality Questionnaire was also administrated. Data will be processed by variety of
inductive statistics methods. The identifi ed multidimensional model may signifi cantly enrich many
areas of psychological theory and practice. Above all, it is expected to provide valuable data for the
development of a new psychodiagnostic method for affective disorders assessment.