iProcrastinate Podcast
Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
 

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.

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

Direct download: Student_Reflections_on_Change.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

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

Direct download: Perfectionism.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

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.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Waiting_for_the_Right_Place_and_Right_Time.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

"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

Direct download: Facebocrastination.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

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 closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Active_Procrastination_Myth.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

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

Direct download: Acceptance_and_Commitment_Therapy.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

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.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: I_dont_feel_like_it.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

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.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Types_of_Delay.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Procrastination and Media Use as Escapism

An interview with Sarah Kohler (University of Muenster, Germany) on media use, escapism and procrastination. Sarah presents the results of one of her studies and explains how media provides escape in our lives. She argues that some of this escape, but not all, may be considered procrastination. Given the ubiquity of media in our lives, this is an important topic to consider.

Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca

The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Escapism.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Imagine your future self

An interview with Eve-Marie Blouin-Hudon (Carleton University) about her research on how imagining future self through guided meditation can decrease procrastination.

Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca

The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Imagining_Future_Self.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EST