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Welcome to the Procrastinus website!  As part of a larger scientific effort, we are starting to connect procrastination to other aspects about yourself. So after seeing how you compare regarding putting stuff off, take a moment to look at the other assessments at our Survey Center, each with personalized feedback. 

We have recently uploaded a new survey on ethical dilemmas. It will be a great help to our research on ethics if you take your time and complete the survey at the link below:

Ethical Dilemmas Questionnaire

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    1. Its about impulsiveness primarily, then value (how people frame an activity to see as fun or boring) and then finally self-confidence. You can argue for atypical procrastinators if you like, such as the anxiety prone, but I think that is just value related.

      1. Thanks for your kind reply Master Steel: In this point I am wondering about some basic things: which would be the weighting of the different levels of factors? also motivational related to impulsivity and cognitive related to expectations and assessments of achievement?; what about the role of learning process and in particular mechanisms of classical or operant conditioning in the begining or mantenance of this behavior?; and three, that paper you give to the language literalness and verbal instruccions as factors of these behaviour?, big greeting from Argentina of your follower
        David.

      2. Thank you very much Master Steel! I’ll check it and then maybe I will write to you again .. Best regards …

      3. Yes. A few months ago, a friend stayed in my apartment (cat-sitting) while I was away from the City. I only clean my apartment (get rid of piles of papers and the rest of the mess) when expecting company. Cleaning and organizing makes me very anxious. A week later, when I returned to my apartment, I noticed areas that looked even cleaner and neater and more attractive than after my major clean-up. How was that possible? My friend said that she likes to “putter.” Ever since that visit, I have been puttering and liking the new look. Puttering is much more fun than cleaning or organizing.

      4. Ahh, “Demand Resistance” rears its ugly head. Amazing how we can make things unpleasant for ourselves by simply saying we have to do them. Worst thing in the world for people with a high need of autonomy. So “putter” instead!

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    1. Hack: every second or penny for try clarify why we procrastinate and lose our time they have all valué.., greeting for Argentina!

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  3. Hola…..! quisiera saber cuales son las dimensiones académicas de la procrastinación. estoy haciendo una tesis sobre el tema me gustaría que me ayude…

    1. Estimado Eucebio: puedo decir por la literatura revisada y alguna investigacion hecha que no hay evidencia concluyente para afirmar que las dimensiones de la procrastinacion academica estan claras a la fecha. Pero si puedo aportar que las dimensiones de la procrastinacion en general y que aplican para la academica o para cualquier otro subtipo son: motivacional, cognitiva, de aprendizaje, afectiva, emocional y biologica. Por su puesto segun los autores algunas son incluidas en otras pero mis aportes justo van en que esas son las dimensiones basicas de cualquier tipo de procrastinacion bajo el argumento de que son las que corresponden o reflejan los procesos basicos subyacentes implicados en cualquier subtipo. Aqui dos articulos que sportan lo que digo y que puedes usar, espero sean de utilidad, saludo.

      http://gradworks.umi.com/33/61/3361366.html

      https://www.academia.edu/3626843/My_publication_about_what_is_is_today_procrastination_available_at_ISSN_2027-1786_Vol._5_No.2_p.85-94

      David.

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    1. Do it as a labour of love. Be OK with stepping away until you have something real to say. There is so much bad content, don’t post until it is good. Treat your readers with respect for their time. And every now and then you will get rewarded with some appreciation, like you gave me here. Thanks!

  5. The information is very useful although I hate when people make simple things sound so academic, but I will use your work to destroy procrastination in my life. The only problem is that it was so good that it helped me procrastinate what I HAVE to get done

    1. Heh, I’m an academic. You will have to forgive for that. At this point, it’s who I am, thought I do try to tone it down. Best I can do.

  6. Dear Dr. Steel
    I just took two of the surveys: Procrastination and Sensitivity to Time ones. I have foud that I am the “Valerie” type, and ironically not too sensitive to time… just 24,44/100. Frankly, I think I live in a world of sh**, and that is very likely because I am a heavy procrastinator. I hope it is not too late to do major changes.
    I just got your book a few days ago (less than a week) and I have reached page 119/383 by now. It is very good that my reading training was so heavy. I tell you what: I used to think at myself as a hopeless Technical Draftsman because I never did it before, but after a long hard (Harsh!) training I am the one my fellow students ask when they don´t get a clue about drafting. Drafting training was made mostly by myself: teachers really didn´t care about that. Now I would like to do same thing about procrastination and hope. I just hope it is not too late for me.
    Thank you about the book. I hope to keep on track.

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