Mon, 25 January 2010
I'm often asked what someone should do to reduce procrastination. One of my most common answers is, "It's not enough to have a goal intention, you need to have an implementation intention too." Today, I explain what an implementation intention is and how it works to overcome four common problems in goal pursuit.
Here is an Amazon link for The thief of time: Philosophical essays on procrastination
If you want to more about our research, see procrastination.ca
Mon, 18 January 2010
When we don't get the results we expect or hope for, we can imagine different outcomes, both better and worse. These are known as upward and downward counterfactuals. In the podcast today, I interviewed Dr. Fuschia Sirois from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) who has explored the relation between counterfactuals and procrastination.
I've written about one of Fuschia's studies on my Psychology Today blog. You can find it here at Avoiding What Might Have Been.
You can learn more about our research at procrastination.ca
Sat, 16 January 2010
This is an extra podcast for the week. The focus is on listener feedback, particularly replies to whether or not I should podcast less frequently. The feedback was unanimous, keep it weekly, at least while you're able to on your sabbatical. I will.
Although I'm posting this to address the issue of podcast frequency, the listeners' comments and my feedback may interest you in terms of strategies for dealing with procrastination.
You can learn more at procrastination.ca
Mon, 4 January 2010
Welcome to the first podcast of 2010! Today, I summarize a study completed as part of an M.A. thesis by Matt Dann. Matt explored the relation of approach and avoidance goals, as well as approach and avoidance personality with procrastination. His findings provide some insight into how we might more successfully re-frame our tasks to be approach rather than avoidance goals.
You can learn more about our research and access other resources at procrastination.ca.