Our focus is on conducting research about procrastination. Of course, we read widely on related topics in psychology such as self-control, self-regulation, emotion regulation, willpower, intentions, action, values and goals.
Although our focus is on procrastination, we also know a great deal about productivity, whole-hearted living, health and well-being. Why? Well, as Brené Brown has written in her book The Gifts of Imperfection, “we have to talk about the stuff that gets in the way of doing what is best for us.” Procrastination is one of the things that “gets in the way” of our whole-hearted living, undermining our happiness, health and productivity. As we in the PRG learn about procrastination, we learn about opening up our lives to more purposeful, engaged ways of being.
Our research is a collaborative process, so we are in constant contact with researchers from around the world as we learn from one another to move our knowledge forward. Examples of this collaboration are the books Counseling the Procrastinator in an Academic Context and Procrastination, Health and Well-Being. as well as the special issues of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Journal of Social Behavior & Personality. Each of these captures a broad range of research from around the world.
Collaboration, learning by doing, research as a way of learning . . . that’s what we do.