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Procrastination Research Group

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iProcrastinate Podcast

iProcrastinate Podcast

Procrastination Research Group

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Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, associate professor of psychology and director of the Procrastination Research Group (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), provides a series of short talks, interviews and question/answer podcasts that explain why we procrastinate and what we can do about it. An award winning educator, Dr. Pychyl challenges his listeners to explore their daily choices to act or postpone acting on their intentions. Do we head to the gym as intended, or slouch back on the couch thinking "I'll feel more like a workout tomorrow"? Do we tackle the task now, or do we avoid it arguing to ourselves that "I work better under pressure"? From losing 10 pounds to changing personal habits, Pychyl, a personality psychologist, focuses on the breakdown of intentional action - a problem commonly called procrastination. This series expands on three main themes: 1) irrational delay that sabotages personal productivity, 2) personality attributes that contribute to self-defeating behaviours, and 3) situational factors that undermine our ability to take or sustain action. Drawing on the research literature, topics include: self-handicapping, anxiety, self-regulation, perfectionism, will power, coping styles, effects on health and well-being, impulsivity, temporal discounting, motivation and even purpose in life. Of course, Dr. Pychyl doesn’t leave his listeners with the problem itself. Once these key factors have been established, he turns his attention to techniques that facilitate self change, habit-breaking implementation intentions, as well as strategies that help each of us to “carpe diem!� The emphasis is on self-understanding, practical advice and tools for change. We guarantee that you will find this an engaging series of podcasts that will provide you with tactics to increase personal productivity and well-being.

Latest Episodes

Academic procrastination and graduate school

A grad student reflects on his thesis procrastination and how he overcame it.

51 MIN2018 DEC 20
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Academic procrastination and graduate school

ADHD , Executive Functions & Procrastination: An interesting new study

An interview with Scott Taylor who completed his undergraduate honours thesis at Carleton University. Scott studied the relations between ADHD, Executive Function and procrastination. His research is the most recent and the most rigorous study in the area. Scott explains his research and the findings, but perhaps more importantly he reflects on personal experiences that may help listeners think through the challenges of ADHD and the potential for change. In this episode, I referenced the work of Russell Barkley and his book, "Executive Functions: What they are, how they work and why they evolved" To learn more about procrastination and our research, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

49 MIN2018 JUN 21
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ADHD , Executive Functions & Procrastination: An interesting new study

Ending the Procrastination Habit

An interview with a first-year college student who went from procrastinator in high school to a productive, A+ student in college. Listen to how this happened.

51 MIN2017 NOV 8
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Ending the Procrastination Habit

Perfectionistic Concerns, Perfectionistic Strivings: There's an important difference

An interview with Dr. Fuschia Sirois (University of Sheffield) about her recently published meta-analysis relating perfectionism to procrastination. Fuschia sets the record straight by summarizing the research literature which shows how perfectionism relates to procrastination. Reference Sirois, F.M., Molnar, D.S., & Hirsch, J.K. (2017). A meta-analytic and conceptual update on the associations between procrastination and multidimensional perfectionism. European Journal of Personality DOI: 10.1002/per.2098 If you're interested in this topic, you may want to listen to two previous podcasts with Dr. Gordon Flett (York University) on perfectionism and procrastination (Part 1 & Part 2). To learn more about procrastination and our research, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

48 MIN2017 APR 1
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Perfectionistic Concerns, Perfectionistic Strivings: There's an important difference

Waiting for the Right Place and Right Time

An interview with Shane Littrell of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga about his procrastination research. Shane helps us understand the complex interplay of person and situation that influence our procrastination. To learn more, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

64 MIN2017 FEB 2
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Waiting for the Right Place and Right Time

"Facebocrastination?" - Procrastination and Facebook

An interview with Adrian Meier (Department of Communications, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany) about the predictors of using Facebook for procrastination and its effects on students' well-being. Here's a blog post on this topic, and below that is the reference to the published study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201608/facebocrastination-new-research-the-perils-facebook Research reference: Meier, A., Reinecke, L., & C.E. Meltzer (2016). “Facebocrastination”? Predictors of using Facebook for procrastination and its effects on students’ well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 65-76. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

59 MIN2016 AUG 18
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"Facebocrastination?" - Procrastination and Facebook

Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept

A chat with Shamarukh Chowdhury about her research on active procrastination. Together, we clarify the concept of procrastination and do a little "myth busting" around the concept of active procrastination; a concept that we call an oxymoron that may be better understood as two types of delay - it's not "procrastination" at all. Here's an earlier blog post on this topic, and below that are references to the original studies. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200907/active-procrastination-thoughts-oxymorons Relevant research references: Chu, A. H. C., & Choi, J. N. (2005). Rethinking procrastination: positive effects of “active” procrastination behaviour on attitudes and performance. The Journal of Social Psychology, 145(3), 245-264. Choi, J. N., & Moran, S. V. (2009). Why not procrastinate? Development and validation of a new active procrastination scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 149 (2), 195-211. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The ...

45 MIN2016 JUL 15
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Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

An interview with the psychologist Dr. Frédérick Dionne about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Frédérick references the following website for more information: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

53 MIN2016 MAR 3
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

I don't feel like it! I don't want to!

Some reflections on what to do when you don't feel like doing what you know you should be doing. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

40 MIN2016 JAN 9
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I don't feel like it! I don't want to!

Not All Delay is Procrastination

An interview with Mohsen Haghbin about his doctoral research that defined six types of delay, only two of which are procrastination. This is an important new series of studies that help us conceptualize delay in our lives. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

75 MIN2015 SEP 10
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Not All Delay is Procrastination

Latest Episodes

Academic procrastination and graduate school

A grad student reflects on his thesis procrastination and how he overcame it.

51 MIN2018 DEC 20
Comments
Academic procrastination and graduate school

ADHD , Executive Functions & Procrastination: An interesting new study

An interview with Scott Taylor who completed his undergraduate honours thesis at Carleton University. Scott studied the relations between ADHD, Executive Function and procrastination. His research is the most recent and the most rigorous study in the area. Scott explains his research and the findings, but perhaps more importantly he reflects on personal experiences that may help listeners think through the challenges of ADHD and the potential for change. In this episode, I referenced the work of Russell Barkley and his book, "Executive Functions: What they are, how they work and why they evolved" To learn more about procrastination and our research, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

49 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
ADHD , Executive Functions & Procrastination: An interesting new study

Ending the Procrastination Habit

An interview with a first-year college student who went from procrastinator in high school to a productive, A+ student in college. Listen to how this happened.

51 MIN2017 NOV 8
Comments
Ending the Procrastination Habit

Perfectionistic Concerns, Perfectionistic Strivings: There's an important difference

An interview with Dr. Fuschia Sirois (University of Sheffield) about her recently published meta-analysis relating perfectionism to procrastination. Fuschia sets the record straight by summarizing the research literature which shows how perfectionism relates to procrastination. Reference Sirois, F.M., Molnar, D.S., & Hirsch, J.K. (2017). A meta-analytic and conceptual update on the associations between procrastination and multidimensional perfectionism. European Journal of Personality DOI: 10.1002/per.2098 If you're interested in this topic, you may want to listen to two previous podcasts with Dr. Gordon Flett (York University) on perfectionism and procrastination (Part 1 & Part 2). To learn more about procrastination and our research, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

48 MIN2017 APR 1
Comments
Perfectionistic Concerns, Perfectionistic Strivings: There's an important difference

Waiting for the Right Place and Right Time

An interview with Shane Littrell of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga about his procrastination research. Shane helps us understand the complex interplay of person and situation that influence our procrastination. To learn more, see procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

64 MIN2017 FEB 2
Comments
Waiting for the Right Place and Right Time

"Facebocrastination?" - Procrastination and Facebook

An interview with Adrian Meier (Department of Communications, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany) about the predictors of using Facebook for procrastination and its effects on students' well-being. Here's a blog post on this topic, and below that is the reference to the published study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201608/facebocrastination-new-research-the-perils-facebook Research reference: Meier, A., Reinecke, L., & C.E. Meltzer (2016). “Facebocrastination”? Predictors of using Facebook for procrastination and its effects on students’ well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 65-76. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

59 MIN2016 AUG 18
Comments
"Facebocrastination?" - Procrastination and Facebook

Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept

A chat with Shamarukh Chowdhury about her research on active procrastination. Together, we clarify the concept of procrastination and do a little "myth busting" around the concept of active procrastination; a concept that we call an oxymoron that may be better understood as two types of delay - it's not "procrastination" at all. Here's an earlier blog post on this topic, and below that are references to the original studies. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200907/active-procrastination-thoughts-oxymorons Relevant research references: Chu, A. H. C., & Choi, J. N. (2005). Rethinking procrastination: positive effects of “active” procrastination behaviour on attitudes and performance. The Journal of Social Psychology, 145(3), 245-264. Choi, J. N., & Moran, S. V. (2009). Why not procrastinate? Development and validation of a new active procrastination scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 149 (2), 195-211. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The ...

45 MIN2016 JUL 15
Comments
Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

An interview with the psychologist Dr. Frédérick Dionne about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Frédérick references the following website for more information: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

53 MIN2016 MAR 3
Comments
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

I don't feel like it! I don't want to!

Some reflections on what to do when you don't feel like doing what you know you should be doing. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

40 MIN2016 JAN 9
Comments
I don't feel like it! I don't want to!

Not All Delay is Procrastination

An interview with Mohsen Haghbin about his doctoral research that defined six types of delay, only two of which are procrastination. This is an important new series of studies that help us conceptualize delay in our lives. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

75 MIN2015 SEP 10
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Not All Delay is Procrastination

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