Research

As we have explained in other parts of the website, research is a way of learning in the research group. Some of this learning is captured in theses, some in conference presentations and some of this work goes on to be published in peer-reviewed journals. Below is a list of our research publications and conference presentations over the years (Note: A complete list of Dr. Pychyl’s supervisions, papers and presentations is available in his CV).

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

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Blouin-Hudon, E-M., C., & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). A mental imagery intervention to increase future self-continuity and reduce procrastination. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

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

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

Sirois, F. & Pychyl, T.A. (2013). Procrastination and the priority of short-term mood regulation: Consequences for future self. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 115-127.

Pychyl, T.A., & Flett, G.L. (2012). Procrastination and self-regulatory failure: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. DOI: 10.1007/s10942-012-0149-5

Haghbin, M., McCaffrey, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (2012). The complexity of the relation between fear of failure and procrastination. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10942-012-0153-9

Ferrari, J.R., & Pychyl, T.A. (2012). “If I wait, my partner will do it:” The role of conscientiousness as a mediator in the relation of academic procrastination and perceived social loafing. North American Journal of Psychology, 14 (1), 13-24.

Pychyl, T.A. (2010). Review of The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Things Done. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 39(3), 238.

Wohl, M.J.A., Pychyl, T.A., & Bennett, S.H. (2010). I forgive myself, now I can study: How self-forgiveness for procrastinating can reduce future procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 803-808.

Simpson, W.K., & Pychyl, T.A. (2009). In search of the arousal procrastinator: Investigating the relation between procrastination, arousal-based personality traits and beliefs about procrastination motivations. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 906-911.

Pychyl, T.A. (2009). Savouring the Flavours of Delay. English Studies in Canada. 34(2-3), 25-29.

Shanahan, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (2007). An ego identity perspective on volitional action: Identity status, agency, and procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 901-911.

Ferrari, J.R., & Pychyl, T.A. (2007). Regulating speed, accuracy and judgments by Indecisives: Effects of frequent choices on self-regulation depletion. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 777-787.

Blunt, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (2005). Project systems of procrastinators: A personal project analytic and action control perspective. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1771-1780.

Sirois, F.M., Melia-Gordon, M.L., & Pychyl, T.A. (2003). “I’ll look after my health later”: An investigation of procrastination and health. Personality and Individual Differences, 35 1167-1184.

Pychyl, T.A., Coplan, R.J., & Reid, P.A. (2002). Parenting and Procrastination: Gender differences in the relations between procrastination, parenting style and self-worth in early adolescence. Personality and Individual Differences, 33(2), 271.285.

Lavoie, J., & Pychyl, T.A. (2001). Cyber-slacking and the Procrastination Super Highway: A Web-based Survey of On-line Procrastination, Attitudes and Emotion. Social Science Computer Review, 19, 431-444.

Makinen, J. & Pychyl, T.A. (2001). The differential effects of project stress on life satisfaction. Social Indicators Research, 53, 1-16.

Pychyl, T.A., Lee, J., Thibodeau, R., & Blunt, A. (2000).  Five Days of Emotion: An experience-sampling study of undergraduate student procrastination.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15(5), 239-254.

Pychyl, T.A., Morin, R.W., & Salmon, B.R. (2000). Procrastination and the Planning Fallacy: An examination of the study habits of university students. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15(5), 135-150.

Blunt, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (2000). Task aversiveness and procrastination: A multi-dimensional approach to task aversiveness across stages of personal projects. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 153-167.

Pychyl, T.A., & Little, B.R. (1998). Dimensional specificity in the prediction of subjective well-being: Personal Projects in pursuit of the Ph.D. Social Indicators Research, 45, 423-473.

Blunt, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (1998). Volitional action and inaction in the lives of undergraduate students: State orientation, boredom and procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 24(6), 837-846.

Edited Books & Special Issues of Journals

Sirois, F.M., & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). Procrastination, Health & Well-Being. New York: Elsevier.

Pychyl, T.A., & Flett, G.L. (2012). Procrastination and self-regulatory failure. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Volume 30, Issue 4.

Schouwenburg, H.C., Lay,  C., Pychyl,  T.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Counseling the procrastinator in academic contexts. American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C.

Ferrari, J.R., & Pychyl, T.A. (Eds.) (2000). Procrastination: Current Issues and New Directions.  Special Issue of the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15(5).

Chapters in Edited Books

Blouin-Hudon, E-M., Sirois, F.M., & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). Temporal views of Procrastination, Health and Well-Being. In F.M. Sirois & T.A. Pychyl (Eds.), Procrastination, Health & Well-Being, New York: Elsevier.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). Health-related Procrastination Measure: Development and Validation of Exercise and Healthy Diet Procrastination Scales. In F.M. Sirois & T.A. Pychyl (Eds.), Procrastination, Health & Well-Being, New York: Elsevier.

Pychyl, T.A. & Sirois, F.M. (in press). Procrastination, emotion regulation & well‐being. In F.M. Sirois & T.A. Pychyl (Eds.), Procrastination, Health & Well-Being, New York: Elsevier.

Sirois, F.M. & Pychyl, T.A. (in press). The future of procrastination, health and well‐being research. In F.M. Sirois & T.A. Pychyl (Eds.), Procrastination, Health & Well-Being, New York: Elsevier.

Sirois, F., & Pychyl, T.A. (2016). Procrastination. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, New York: Elsevier.

Pychyl, T.A., & Binder, K. (2004). A project-analytic perspective on academic procrastination and intervention. In H.C. Schouwenburg, C. Lay, T.A. Pychyl, & J.R.  Ferrari (Eds.). Counseling the procrastinator in academic contexts. American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C.

Conference Presentations

Flett, G.L., Nepon, T., Flett, A.L., Hewitt, P.L., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2016). Are procrastinating perfectionists “too cool for school” or do they just seem that way? An extended analysis of the procrastination-perfectionism link. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 9, 2015). Measuring prototypes of delay using a vignette approach: Development and validation of the delay questionnaire.  Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Demetriou, K., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 9, 2015). Is cleaning the house more desireable? A project-analytic perspective on project appraisal dimensions comparing avoided tasks and the adopted alternative tasks. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Gagnon, J., Paquette, L.A., Dionne, F., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 9, 2015). A preliminary investigation of the role of committed action in procrastination among university students. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Blouin-Hudon, E-M., C., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 9, 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. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Blouin-Hudon, E-M., C., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 10, 2015). Nurturing the temporally extended self: Mental imagery as an intervention tool to increase future self-continuity and reduce procrastination. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Little, D., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 10, 2015). Procrastination and dissonance-reduction strategies. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference, Bielefeld, Germany.

Sirois, F.M., Campbell, M., Chowdhury, S., Blouin-Hudon, E.M., Pychyl, T.A. (June 5, 2015). Embracing the future self: An investigation of procrastination and empathy. Poster presented at the Canandian Psychological Association annual conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Flett, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2014). Procrastination, rumination and distress in students: An analysis of the roles of self-compassion and mindfulness. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 19, 2013). Development and Psychometric Properties of the Health‐related Procrastination Scale. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Khazraei, N., & Pychyl T.A. (July 19, 2013). The central role of self-regulation failure in the relation between depression and procrastination. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Rooen, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 19, 2013). How maladaptive thinking is related to procrastination. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Brewer, R., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 19, 2013). The relations of purpose, transcendence and existential vacuum with procrastination. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 19 2013). Procrastination and health: The negative effects of various types of procrastination. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Maisonneuve, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 20, 2013). An examination of academic procrastination from first-year undergraduate to graduate study. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Procrastination Research Conference. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Pychyl, T.A., Rooen, A., & Haghbin, M. (September 19-21, 2013). The relation of maladaptive automatic thoughts to procrastination, socially-prescribed perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Annual Conference for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Denver, Colorado.

Rahimi, S., Hall, N. C., Pychyl, T., A., & Sverdlik, A. (June 2013). Blameworthiness and Moral Responsibility in Students that Procrastinate versus Delay. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Rahimi, S., Hall, N. C., & Pychyl, T.A. (2013, April). Attributions of Moral Responsibility and Blameworthiness in Relation to Procrastination versus Delay. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Sirois, F. & Pychyl, T.A. (September 7, 2012). Procrastination and perceptions of time: Implications for theory and practice. Symposium organized for the 1st International Conference on Time Perspecitve, Coimbra, Portugal.

Pychyl, T.A. (March 25, 2012). Why don’t we just do it? How research is helping to solve the procrastination puzzle. Invited keynote address for La Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Pychyl, T.A. (July 22, 2011). Agency, responsibility and autonomy: An existential perspective on procrastination as self-regulation failure. Paper presented at the 7th biennial conference of Counseling the Procrastinator in the Academic Context, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Heward, E., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 4, 2011). Trait emotional intelligence and its relations to general, academic, and Internet procrastination: The Importance of Self-Control in Understanding Self-Regulatory Failure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto.

McCaffrey, A.J, Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 4, 2010). SEM analysis of the relations between self determination theory and procrastination. Poster session presented at the 71st annual Canadian Psychological Association convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pychyl, T.A., & Dann, M. (April 9, 2010). Approach and Avoidance goals: A Project-Analytic Perspective on Procrastination. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Heward, E., & Pychyl, T.A. (August 5, 2009). Emotional intelligence, self-control and procrastination. Paper presented at the 6th biennial conference on Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Toronto, Ontario.

Haghbin, M., McCaffrey, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (August 5, 2009).  Structural Equation Modelling of the relation between fear of failure and procrastination. Paper presented at the 6th biennial conference on Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Toronto, Ontario.

Sirois, F., Voth, J., & Pychyl, T.A. (August 4, 2009). “I’ll look after my health later”: A prospective study of the linkages of procrastination to health and well-being in undergraduate students. Paper presented at the 6th biennial conference on Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Toronto, Ontario.

Pychyl, T.A. (May 23, 2009). Savouring the Flavours of Delay. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (March 14, 2008). Self-control in relation to parental independence and procrastination. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association conference, Boston.

Bennett, S., Pychyl, T.A. , Wohl, M.J.A., & Kovaltchouk, Z. (March 14, 2008). Self-forgiveness for task-specific procrastination. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association conference, Boston.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (July 24, 2007). Psychological attachment and its relation to procrastination. Paper presented at the biannual conference, Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru.

Pychyl, T.A. & Rotblatt, A. (July 25, 2007). Mindfulness meditation as an intervention for academic procrastination. Paper presented at the biannual conference, Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru.

Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 7, 2007). Attachment styles and psychological separation in relation to procrastination: A Psychodynamic perspective on the breakdown in volitional action. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Bennett, S., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2006) Experiences of Shame and Guilt in Relation to Procrastination. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary.

Perkins, K., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2006). Personality And Procrastination: Examination Of Source Traits Using The IPIP-Hexaco. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary.

Edmondson, J., Sirois, F., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2006). Exploring The Mediational Roles Of Coping And Negative Emotions In The Procrastination-Health Relationship. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary.

Shannahan, M., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2005). The Relation of Ego Identity to Self-Reported Procrastination among Undergraduate Students. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal.

Niu, J., & Pychyl, T.A. (June, 2004). Threatened Self-efficacy and Academic Procrastination. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal.

McCance, N., & Pychyl, T.A. (August 4, 2003). From Task Avoidance to Action: An Experience Sampling Study of Undergraduate Students’ Thoughts, Feelings and Coping Strategies in Relation to Academic Procrastination.  Paper presented at the 3rd Annual conference for Counseling Procrastinators in the Academic Context, University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.

Lemieux. J.M. & Pychyl, T.A. (May, 2002). The breakdown in intentional action: A study of self-change personal projects and the implications for parolee success. Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Pychyl, T.A., & Binder, K. (July 6, 2001). Exploring the effects of academic procrastination intervention through Personal Projects Analysis and measures of subjective well-being. Paper presented at the 2nd biannual International Conference “Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings”, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Pychyl, T.A., Coplan, R.J., & Reid, P.A.M. (July 8, 2001). Gender differences in the relations between procrastination, parenting style and self-worth in early adolescence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Melia-Gordon, M. L., Sirois, F. M., & Pychyl, T. A. (June, 2001). Student procrastination: Coping with the stress of academic life. In L. A. Goodine (chair) The health and well-being of university students: Coping, personality, and performance. Symposium presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 62nd Annual Convention, Ste. Foy, Quebec.

Sirois, F. M., Melia-Gordon, M.L., & Pychyl, T. A. (June, 2001). First-year university students’ health, well-being, and academic performance: The role of coping. In L. A. Goodine (chair) The health and well-being of university students: Coping, personality, and performance. Symposium to be presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 62nd Annual Convention, Ste. Foy, Quebec.

Melia-Gordon, M.L., Sirois, F. M., & Pychyl, T. A. (June, 2001). Procrastinators’ coping styles: Restraint in the face of demand. Poster presented at the 13th Annual American Psychological Society’s Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Sirois, F. M., Melia-Gordon, M.L., & Pychyl, T. A. (June, 2001). “I’ll look after my health later”: An investigation of procrastination and health. Poster presented at the 13th Annual American Psychological Society’s Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Vestervelt, C. Pychyl, T.A., & Blunt, A. (June 30, 2000). Confirmatory factor analyses of four current measures of procrastination. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Zamanpour, H., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 30, 2000). The cognitive-affective antecedents of avoidance achievement motivation and academic procrastination. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Pychyl, T.A., Lay, C., Senecal, C., & Ferrari, J.R. (June 29, 2000). Motivation, personality, self-presentation and emotion: Perspectives on procrastination. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Dunn, G., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 29, 2000). Exploring stress, coping and academic procrastination through a measure of salivary cortisol. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Pychyl, T.A., & Zamanpour, H. (May 13, 2000). The cognitive-affective antecedants of avoidance achievement motivation and academic procrastination. Paper presented at the Seventh Workshop on Achievement and Task Motivation: An International Conference on Motivation, Leuven, Belgium.

Ferrari, J.R., Hammer, C.A., Gunderson, P.R., Blunt, A., & Pychyl, T.A. (March 23, 2000). The personal strivings of chronic procrastinators: Past, present and future. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, Maryland.

Corace, K., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 17, 1999). Procrastination as a coping style: An empirical analysis.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Binder, K., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 16, 1999). The effects of intervention on student procrastination and well-being. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Pychyl, T.A. & Morin, R. (April 16, 1999). Procrastination and the planning fallacy: An examination of the study habits of university students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

Pychyl, T.A. (February 27, 1998). Time, aversiveness, self-discipline and stress: Exploring aspects of procrastination. Research symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.