Non quid sed quando valet

John A. Michon

Selected Writings 

Special Occasions

Having been appointed professor and chair of experimental psychology and professor of traffic science in 1971, I served the University of Groningen for 22 years. Then, In 1992 I was appointed director of the newly established Netherlands Institute for the Study of Criminality and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and, concurrently, I became research professor of criminality and law enforcement at Leiden University. The following links give access to the inaugural lectures pronounced in celebration of these appointments.
The presidential address that I delivered in 1986 as President of the International Society for the Study of Time constitutes an other special occasion, especially in the light of the fact that the ISST has long been my favourite scholarly society.

  • Criminaliteit en rechtshandhaving: Kritiek van de begrensde rede (1994) [PDF 91kB] vlag NL
    [Criminality and law enforcement: Critique of bounded reason]. Oratie Universiteit Leiden, uitgesproken op 15 april 1994 bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar in de criminaliteit en rechtshandhaving.

  • Timing your mind and minding your time (1986)  [PDF 420 kB]  vlag GB
    Presidential Address at the Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, July 1986, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devonshire, UK. A discussion of the two main psychological perspectives on the hmuan experience of time: 'mental chronometry' and what is known as the 'time sense'.

  • Psychonomie onderweg (1971) [PDF 113kB]  vlag NL
    [Psychonomics underway]. Oratie Rijksuniversiteit Groningen uitgesproken op 2 november 1971 bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van buitengewoon hoogleraar in de psychologische functieleer en het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar in de verkeerskunde.