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Procrastination and Blocking: A Novel, Practical Approach
     

Procrastination and Blocking: A Novel, Practical Approach

by Robert Boice
 

Procrastination means putting off a difficult, delayable, important task in favor of something easier, quicker, and less anxiety-provoking. It also means delaying vital actions until the performance and result are less than they would have been if done in a timely manner. Similarly, blocking means that we stumble, delay, and panic in response to a demanding

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Procrastination means putting off a difficult, delayable, important task in favor of something easier, quicker, and less anxiety-provoking. It also means delaying vital actions until the performance and result are less than they would have been if done in a timely manner. Similarly, blocking means that we stumble, delay, and panic in response to a demanding responsibility. Blocking typically occurs when we face public scrutiny (as in writing). In this revisionist and sometimes irreverent book, the author takes academic and professional psychologists to task for neglecting a pair of related problems that are often derided but that can be profoundly debilitating for individuals and economically devastating for schools, businesses, and communities.

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Proposes answers to why so little help is offered for procrastination and blocking, and why psychologists overlook obvious links between procrastination and blocking. Topics include the traditional, amiable view of procrastination and blocking; the objective, less amiable view of procrastination and blocking; interventions for procrastinators and blockers; PB seen in close parallels to other maladaptive behaviors; PB seen interconnectedly with other disorders; a model of PB; and why the taboo may persist. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275956578
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ROBERT BOICE is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of numerous books on faculty development, ethology, and scholarly writing, including How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency (Praeger, 1994).

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