It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on September 03, 2019 in Anxiety Files
We all are vulnerable to overestimating our ability to get things done. Here are 10 techniques to overcome your procrastination.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in In Practice
These five types of procrastination are commonly misunderstood.
By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Motivate!
Have you ever wondered why some people act strange? Educational psychology explains many of the odd but annoying behaviors that define the human condition. How many describe you?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 14, 2019 in How To Do Life
8 tips presented in context.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Being busy is easy, but doing what's most important to us can be a challenge. Discover how the principles of Japanese Psychology can help.
By Amy Alkon on June 28, 2019 in Science Made Practical
We typically let our feelings direct our behavior. But starting and maintaining good habits takes being more like a machine—ignoring our feelings and doing what needs to be done.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Don't Delay
Not able to get stuff done? Procrastinating? Finding more meaning in your tasks and life may help you get going.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on June 13, 2019 in Our Innovating Minds
Are you a victim of precrastination? A creative response often takes time!
By Neil D. Shortland Ph.D., Joseph M. Moran Ph.D., and Laurence J. Alison Ph.D. on May 31, 2019 in Conflict
Find yourself struggling to make decisions? There's a science to overcoming fear and making the hard choices in life.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Putting tasks off until later can become burdensome when future obligations pile up, while chronic delay may cause personal stress and aggravation in others
By Josh Dodes LCSW on April 08, 2019 in Unhappy Achievers
Do you feel empty even when you excel? Do you have to impress all the time? Does the need to achieve sometimes leave you paralyzed and procrastinating? This new blog is for you.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in The New Brain
If you habitually put off important tasks—like doing your taxes—this may be the reason.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Don't Delay
Sticking to our exercise intentions is tough. Too often our present self puts off the workout, believing that our future self is more motivated. Here's why.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Don't Delay
Emotionally intense people can swing between highly positive and highly negative emotions. Does this affect procrastination? I think it does.
By Gustavo Razzetti on January 31, 2019 in The Adaptive Mind
Is chronic procrastination a time-management problem or an emotion-management issue?
By Paul C Holinger M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Great Kids, Great Parents
We all experience a hesitation to looking to or planning for the future at one point in our lives. Could the cause lie in our feelings about death or separation?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Don't Delay
Did you try to put on your pants this morning, or did you put on your pants?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Sleep quality is related to many important health outcomes, but this recent study shows that it’s also related to wasting time at work, at least for those low in self-control.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 21, 2018 in How To Do Life
Procrastination is merely the symptom. The cure must address its cause.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Are you hassled for being a procrastinator? Perhaps you can use it to your advantage, with a few tweaks. Procrastination could be productive.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on May 07, 2018 in Science of Choice
Indulging in the desired future ignores possible obstacles and therefore masks the necessity to act.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on April 17, 2018 in The Unmotivated Teen
You can't cure procrastination unless you know the cause.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 22, 2018 in Don't Delay
Can an author successfully write a book that is both an apology and an apologia for procrastination?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Procrastination is a negative form of delay related to anxiety, depression, and psychological distress. Recent research puts special emphasis on the role of rumination.
By Gregg Levoy on February 20, 2018 in Passion!
One of the dangers in trying to figure out your calls is over-analyzing them. Here's the trick to avoiding that impulse.
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