Pictured above: Phil Zimbardo, Rose Sword and Rick Sword

Rosemary Sword, AETAS developer, is a Time Perspective Therapist/Trainer in private practice on the island of Maui. As part of her Hawaiian heritage, she was trained in the Hawaiian psychology based on forgiveness known as ho’oponopono (literally “to make right”.) She has practiced this form of healing for three decades. Along with her husband, Richard Sword (recently deceased), she developed Time Perspective Therapy/Training.  

Rose is also coauthor of The Time Cure with Phil Zimbardo and Rick Sword, published in English, Wiley, 2012, German, 2013, Polish, Russian and Chinese 2014, Polish 2015, The Time Cure – Therapist’s Guidebook, Wiley, 2012, Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application, Essays in Honor of Philip G. ZimbardoSpringer 2015, Living and Loving Better, McFarland (November 2017) as well as psychological journal articles. Rose and Phil are coauthors of a popular Psychology Today blog column and have published 80 articles ranging from bullying and shyness to toxic relationships, and happiness versus living a meaningful life. Rose also contributes to AppealPower.com, a European Union web-journal and FMP's Polish journal, Psychology in Practice

Recently, Rose and Phil teamed up with a Polish media corporation to develop the first of its kind: a time perspective therapy "nanodegree" (online certification.) After successful completion of the pilot project, there are now nearly 100 time perspective therapists in Poland and discussions are underway for the global expansion of the time perspective nanodegree. Phil and Rose are also working with representatives of China to introduce them to the benefits of time perspective therapy. 

Philip Zimbardo, PhD, AETAS chief consultant, is internationally recognized as “the voice and face of contemporary psychology” through his widely viewed PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his media appearances, his bestselling trade books, including The Time Paradox: Reconstructing the Past, Enjoying the Present, Mastering the Future (with John Boyd, Free Press, 2008), and The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007, paperback 2008), and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Phil has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now emeritus), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He also continues to teach at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California (courses on the psychology of terrorism), and is professor at Palo Alto University, in Palo Alto, California (teaching social psychology to clinical graduate students). Phil has been President of the American Psychological Association (2002), President of the Western Psychological Association (twice), Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) and is now chair of the Western Psychological Foundation, as well as the Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism (CIPERT).

Phil has been given numerous awards and honors as an educator, researcher, writer, media contributor, and for service to the profession of psychology. He has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for his lifetime of research on the human condition as well as the American Psychological Association’s prestigious 2012 Gold Medal in Science Award. Among his more than 600 professional publications, including 60 trade and textbooks, is the oldest current textbook in psychology, Psychology and Life, and Core Concepts in Psychology, now in its seventh edition. 

In recent years, Phil’s increasing interest in his time perspective theory lead him to consult with Rick and Rose Sword in regards to their development of his theory into an efficacious therapy/training. Phil is coauthor of The Time Cure, Living and Loving Better, and along with Rose, is coauthor of the popular Psychology Today Time Cure blog column, contributes to AppealPower.com, a European Union web-journal, and is writing The Time Cure follow up self-help book. He is also founder of The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP), a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering individuals to take action during crucial moments in their lives.   

Joseph Lenz, PhD, AETAS consultant, is a private practice clinical psychologist on the island of Maui. His rich background in humanities, education, scientific psychology and Time Perspective Therapy affords a unique opportunity for people seeking a happier, more fulfilling life.  His focus in therapy is complex anxiety, including trauma, OCD and anxiety arising from medical problems. Along with working with people of all ages and walks of life, he is authorized by the Veterans Choice program to conduct therapy with veterans as a civilian psychologist. He can be contacted at dr.lenz@look-ahead.org

Brian Metcalf, PhD, AETAS consultant, has been an associate professor of psychology at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI since 2000. Originally from Stevens Point, WI, he previously taught and conducted research at Morris Brown College, and before that, at the University of Georgia, where he earned his MS and PhD in biopsychology. He was invited in 2012 by Phil to be a member of his "Z-Team", a name coined by the Swords as the antithesis of "The A-Team,"  those tip of the spear, first-in special forces that enter dangerous situations and create PTSD. The mission of The Z-Team is to research, document, publish articles and books, and in general spread the word in the psychological community and the rest of the word about: the importance of the ZTPI as a psychological scale, Temporal Theory, and Time Perspective Therapy. Brian also collaborates with Phil on his Heroic Imagination Project, training his students the skills and awareness needed to create lasting positive change in their own lives and the lives of others around them.  

Sean Yannell, AETAS designer, is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media program with a specialty in game and app design. Sean is the singular developer/designer of the toddler apps  as well as the popular app games and is an artist for Mian Wingsa web comic. 

Crystel Sundberg-Yannell, AETAS graphics artists, is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media program with a specialty in graphic design. She has designed numerous products, logos, brand characters, and artwork for major visitor-oriented retail and new energy chains in Hawaii. Her artwork also appears in children’s books.

Mohammad Amin Saraei is head of our Aetas Farsi-version team. An addiction counselor, Mohammad also studies psychology at the Islamic Azad University Medical Branch of Tehran. He is the author of two books about how to quit harmful sexual additions; one of them is the first workbook of this special field in Iran.

Special thanks to the following:

Dr. Ryan Howell for allowing the use of his 15-question Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory* (ZTPI) short form in the AETAS app. Ryan is an associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and co-founder of beyondthepurchase.org. Beyond the Purchase helps people all over the world learn more about their personality and happiness.

*Dr. Howell’s ZTPI short form is based on the 56 question ZTPI developed by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd.

Nicolas Fieulaine for his valuable contribution to the AETAS app design. Nicolas is an associate professor in Social Psychology and the Director of the Master program in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Lyon. He is also coordinator of the International Network on Time Perspective

Brett Moore for audio expertise in the production of AETAS II. Brett studied music and sound engineering at the University of Hawaii-Maui Campus. The founder of mauimusiclessons.com, Brett is a multi-talented musician, recording artist and music instructor with over a decade of experience in the recording studio.