Procrastination and Task Avoidance: Theory, Research, and Treatment / Edition 1

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This text offers the first thorough scientific investigation of chronic procrastination. Leading international experts discuss its historical origins, definition and measurement, as well as explore its relationship with academic tasks, agitation, perfectionism, depression, passive aggression, and obsessions-compulsions. The authors also examine diverse theoretical approaches and therapeutic advances to control procrastination frequency.

Incl. trait procrastination, agitation, dejection & self- discrepancy/dimensions of perfectionism & procrastination.

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The writing of the three authors--Ferrari, Judith L. Johnson, and William G. McCown--is joined in this work by contributions from several prominent procrastination researchers, thus combining the focus of an authored books with the diversity of an edited volume. After an overview and a synopsis of existing research perspectives, chapters address topics that include: assessment of academic and everyday procrastination; theoretical notions, measurement, and research; trait procrastination, agitation, dejection, and self- discrepancy; perfectionism; personality disorders and characterological tendencies; and adult and atypical procrastination. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

An Overview of Procrastination. Procrastination Research: A Synopsis of Existing Research Perspectives. Assessment of Academic and Everyday Procrastination: The Use of Self-report Measures. Academic Procrastination: Theoretical Notions, Measurement, and Research; H. Schouenberg. Trait Procrastination, Dejection, and Self Discrepancy; C.H. Lay. Dimensions of Perfectionism and Procrastination; G. Flett; et al. Procrastination, Negative Selfevaluation, and Stress in Depression and Anxiety: A Review and Preliminary Model; G.L. Flett, et al. The Role of Personality Disorders and Characterological Tendencies in Procrastination. Treatment of Academic Procrastination in College Students. Treating Adult and Atypical Procrastination. Epilogue as Prologue: Future Directions in the Study of Procrastination. Index.
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