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Procrastination and Task Avoidance : Theory, Research, and Treatment - Joseph R. Ferrari

Procrastination and Task Avoidance

Theory, Research, and Treatment

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1995
ISBN: 9780306448423
Number Of Pages: 268

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Procrastination is a fascinating, highly complex human phenomenon for which the time has come for systematic theoretical and therapeutic effort. The present volume reflects this effort. It was a labor of love to read this scholarly, timely book-the first of its kind on the topic. It was especially encouraging to find that its authors are remarkably free of the phenomenon they have been investigating. One might have expected the opposite. It has often been argued that people select topics that trouble them and come to understand their problems better by studying or treating them in others. This does not appear to be true of the procrastination researchers represented in this book. I base this conclusion on two simple observations. First, the work is replete with recent refer- ences and the book itself has reached the reader scarcely a year following its completion. Second, when one considers the remarkable pace of pro- grammatic research by these contributors during the past decade, it is clear that they are at the healthy end of the procrastination continuum. The fascinating history of the term procrastination is well documented in this book. The term continues to conjure up contrasting, eloquent images-especially for poets. When Edward Young wrote in 1742, "Pro- crastination is the Thief of Time," he was condemning the waste of the most precious of human commodities.

An Overview of Procrastinationp. 1
Procrastination Research: A Synopsis of Existing Research Perspectivesp. 21
Assessment of Academic and Everyday Procrastination: The Use of Self-Report Measuresp. 47
Academic Procrastination: Theoretical Notions, Measurement, and Researchp. 71
Trait Procrastination, Agitation, Dejection, and Self-Discrepancyp. 97
Dimensions of Perfectionism and Procrastinationp. 113
Procrastination, Negative Self-Evaluation, and Stress in Depression and Anxiety: A Review and Preliminary Modelp. 137
The Role of Personality Disorders and Characterological Tendencies in Procrastinationp. 169
Treatment of Academic Procrastination in College Studentsp. 187
Treating Adult and Atypical Procrastinationp. 211
Epilogue as Prologuep. 235
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780306448423
ISBN-10: 0306448424
Series: The Springer Social Clinical Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 31st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 15.95  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.53

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