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Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now

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Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks—fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment—and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences. The authors offer a practical, tested program to overcome ...

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Overview

Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks—fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment—and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences. The authors offer a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know.

Wise, effective, and easy to use, this new edition shows why for 25 years Procrastination has been an immediate must-have for anyone who puts things off until tomorrow.

Procrastination is a problem that strikes millions of people in every walk of life. California psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen pinpoints several causes of procrastination and show how to shake this fascinating tendency once and for all.

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Editorial Reviews

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Metapsychology Online Reviews, 3/24/09
“This book succeeds on many levels. It is a useful self-help guide for general readers and the lay public. Mental health professionals…will find innovative ideas and sage advice.”

Louisiana’s Acadiana Lifestyle, April 2010
“Read it. Now.”
 

Business Today (NC), July 2010
“[A] deeply perceptive book…Show[s] you how to fix this vexing, life-sapping problem.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738211701
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 165,206
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane B. Burka, Ph.D. and Lenora M. Yuen, Ph.D. are psychologists who practice in Berkeley and Palo Alto, California, respectively. They have conducted workshops and seminars for corporate and public groups nationwide.

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