Procrastination

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Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

Procrastination is complex in its causes and the ways it affects the lives of those who wait; the consequences can be taxing on your well-being More

  • Most of us are well-acquainted with procrastination, but new research suggests that “pre-crastination”—hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible—may also be a common phenomenon. More

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    Get It Over With: People Choose More Difficult Tasks to Get Jobs Done More Quickly

    Most of us are well-acquainted with procrastination, but new research suggests that “pre-crastination”—hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible—may also be a common phenomenon. More

  • Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins related to our ability to pursue and juggle goals. More

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    Exploring the Genetics of “I’ll Do It Tomorrow”

    Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins related to our ability to pursue and juggle goals. More

  • Thinking about the support a significant other offers in pursuing goals can undermine the motivation to work toward those goals. More

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    Got a Goal? A Helpful Partner Isn’t Always Helpful

    Thinking about the support a significant other offers in pursuing goals can undermine the motivation to work toward those goals. More

  • Research suggests that people who thought about a task in abstract terms were more likely to put it off. More

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    Why We Procrastinate and How To Stop

    Research suggests that people who thought about a task in abstract terms were more likely to put it off. More

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