iProcrastinate Podcast
Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
Quirks of the Brain: Procrastination's Perfect Storm Hey, a second podcast for November 10th. Yes, I'm trying to make up for my absence last week :-) In this short podcast, I discuss some summary statements related to neuroscience that describe what David Rock calls "quirks of our brains." I think these quirks of our stone-age brain in the modern world help explain why we're vulnerable to self-regulation failure.

If you want to read David Rock's original posting on this topic, check out his posting on Psychology Today for August 30, 2009. Here's my blog posting in reply to his writing. It may interest you, as I provide links to each of the topics I mention in the podcast (in case you want to follow up on one topic in more detail).

As always, you can keep up with our research at procrastination.ca
Direct download: Quirks_of_the_Brain.m4a
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Old habits die hard: Why do we procrastinate? In this, the first podcast for November, I reflect on a listener's questions about advice to new faculty members by Robert Boice, and I answer a few short questions about why we procrastinate and what we can do about it. The emphasis is on practical knowledge related to self-change. I hope it's useful to you.
Direct download: Old_habits_die_hard.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT