The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology

Procrastination and Task Avoidance

Theory, Research, and Treatment

Authors: Ferrari, Joseph R., Johnson, Judith L., McCown, William G.

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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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of Procrastination

    Ferrari, Joseph R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Procrastination Research

    Ferrari, Joseph R. (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • Assessment of Academic and Everyday Procrastination

    Ferrari, Joseph R. (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • Academic Procrastination

    Schouwenburg, Henri C.

    Pages 71-96

  • Trait Procrastination, Agitation, Dejection, and Self-Discrepancy

    Lay, Clarry H.

    Pages 97-112

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Procrastination and Task Avoidance
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research, and Treatment
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0227-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0227-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44842-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0229-0
Series ISSN
1568-2528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 268
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