Why do people procrastinate? A temporal mood regulation perspectrive

  • Veranstaltungsdetails
  • 18.11.2021, 18:15 Uhr - 19:45 Uhr 
  • Ort: ZOOM (Der ZOOM-Link ist bei Prof. Dr. Dresel erhältlich), Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg
  • Veranstalter: Prof. Dr. Markus Dresel, Prof. Dr. Ingo Kollar, Fach Psychologie
  • Themenbereiche: Erziehungswissenschaft, Lehrerbildung und Psychologie
  • Vortragsreihe
  • Vortragende: Fuschia Sirois, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield

Das Psychologische Forschungskolloquium werden laufende Forschungsarbeiten vorgestellt und diskutiert. Zusätzlich zu Wissenschaftler*innen der Universität Augsburg berichten auch Forscher*innen aus anderen Forschungseinrichtungen über ihre Arbeit. Herzlich eingeladen sind alle interessierten Studierenden, Promovend*innen und Kolleg*innen. Der ZOOM-Link ist bei Prof. Dr. Dresel erhältlich.


Procrastination is a prevalent and pernicious problem that can undermine productivity as well as erode health and well-being. Researchers have proposed a number of different accounts of why people procrastinate, ranging from delay discounting, to lack of motivation, to impulsivity or simply poor time management. Evidence for these different views is not always consistent and often lacks corroboration from diverse methods and approaches. In this talk I propose that a temporal mood regulation perspective of procrastination provides a comprehensive framework for understanding why people procrastinate that can account for these multiple perspectives. After outlining the assumptions underpinning the temporal mood regulation view of procrastination, I will present evidence from observational, longitudinal, experimental, and fMRI studies that support this proposition and highlight the often dynamic interplay between emotions and temporal perceptions of the self that contribute to and maintain procrastination. The talk will conclude with a discussion of potentially fruitful areas of investigation to further understand the role of emotions and temporal thinking in procrastination, and to develop novel ways of reducing procrastination.

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