Self-efficacy, Autonomous motivation and procrastination

This is a post by PsychologyToday and the link to the original article is here. The bulk of the research on procrastination has been conducted on undergraduate students. This isn’t surprising, as most psychological research has been conducted on this captive group of willing volunteers who often earn grade-raising credit for their participation. However, as …

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The Psychology of Laziness, Procrastination and Idleness

This article is from Psychology Today and is actually adapted from the book "Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of Emotions" A person is being lazy if he is able to carry out some activity that he ought to carry out, but is disinclined to do so because of the effort involved. Instead, he carries out …

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Procrastinating an already delayed task

Procrastinating is simply a lack of prioritization and this can really go to huge proportions. Sometimes one keeps delaying a task even if one knows that the task is already delayed a lot and is important and urgent. To work on such a task, one must first accept that one has already delayed the task and failed in completing …

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Why is the current self wrong about the future self?

We always procrastinate our work telling that we will handle the work in future time. Basically, the current self of yours hands over the work to the future self. Your current self says I will have this pleasure now (delaying the work) and my future self will take the pain (doing the work). The current …

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