iProcrastinate Podcast

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...

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      episode 3: 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.

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      51m
       2017-11-08
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      48m
       2017-03-31

      Waiting for the Right Place and Right Time


      A researcher explains the belief content correlates of academic procrastination

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      1h4m
       2017-02-01

      "Facebocrastination?" - Procrastination and Facebook


      Does social media put us at risk for procrastination?

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      59m
       2016-08-17

      Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept


      Challenging the construct validity of "active procrastination"

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      45m
       2016-07-15

      Acceptance & Commitment Therapy


      A promising intervention approach to procrastination

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      53m
       2016-03-02

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


      Motivation and procrastination

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      40m
       2016-01-08

      Not All Delay is Procrastination


      Defining six types of delay

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      1h15m
       2015-09-10

      Procrastination and Media Use as Escapism


      Is escapism, procrastination and procrastination, escapism?

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      1h9m
       2015-08-19

      Imagine your future self


      It can make a difference!

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      1h4m
       2015-06-18