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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 Podcast Interviews

Prof. Pychyl joined Dr. Michael Wahl (Memorial University) host of the Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle show to discuss the impact of procrastination on health and well-being. This episode aired on January 6, 2022.

Recent Conference Presentations

July 12-13, 2021 – Professor Pychyl co-hosted the International Procrastination Research Workshop (with Dr. Joel Anderson, Utrecht University) as an online event in lieu of the regular biennial conference.

View Workshop Program.

Recent Research Publications

Pychyl, T.A., Flett, G. L., Long., M., Carreiro, E., & Azil, R. (2022). Faculty perceptions of mattering in teaching and learning: A qualitative examination of the views, values, and teaching practices of award-winning professors. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/07342829211057648

Chowdhury, S., & Pychyl, T.A. (2018). A critique of the construct validity of Active Procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.016  Read it (or read this media summary)

Amali, S., Chowdhury, S., & Pychyl, T.A. (2017). The relation between affect Intensity and procrastination. Psicologia di Comunità, 13, 11-23. DOI: 10.3280/PSC2017-001002

Blouin-Hudon, E-M., C., & Pychyl, T.A. (2017). A mental imagery intervention to increase future self-continuity and reduce procrastination. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 66(2), 326–352. doi: 10.1111/apps.12088

Rahimi, S., Hall, N.C., & Pychyl, T.A. (2016). Attributions of responsibility and blame for procrastination versus delay. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1179 .

Gagnon, J., Dionne, F., & Pychyl, T.A. (2016). Committed Action: An initial study on its role in the prediction of academic procrastination. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5,  97-102.

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

How to Overcome Procrastinationa short video summary

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