Welcome to the Procrastination Research Group (PRG). Over the past 20 years, our exclusive focus has been on researching the breakdown in volitional action we commonly call procrastination. We seek to understand why we become our own worst enemy at times with needless, voluntary delay. Although our research and site originates at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), it represents a compilation of information and research on procrastination from all over the world.
Recent Research & Publications
Gagnon, J., Dionne, F., & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). Committed Action: An initial study on its role in the prediction of academic procrastination. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
Flett, A., Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (2016). Procrastination and depression from a cognitive perspective: An exploration of the associations among procrastinatory automatic thoughts, rumination, and mindfulness. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, 1-18 DOI 10.1007/s10942-016-0235-1
Blais, J., Motz, C., & Pychyl, T.A. (2016). Mentored teaching or how I learned to stop worrying and love teaching. College Teaching, 64, 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/87567555.2015.1062741 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87567555.2015.1062741
Blouin-Hudon, E-M., C., & Pychyl, T.A. (2015). Experiencing the temporally extended self: Initial support for the role of affective states, vivid mental imagery, and future self-continuity in the prediction of academic procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 50-56. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.003