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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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Time Modus of Procrastination in Retrospect: Types, Predictors and Consequences

Bolotova A.K., Ph.D. in Psychology, Professor, Head of the General and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher school of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia,
Chevrenidi A.A., PhD Student, Department of General and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher school of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
The article discusses a new field of study of psychology of time through the prism of a very important but still little studied problem: procrastination as putting off work or activities in time. We present the chronology of studies of the phenomenon of procrastination in retrospect in foreign and Russian psychology. We also provide various definitions of the phenomenon of procrastination and reveal the nature and content of the new time mode from the perspective of behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic approaches and integrative theory of time motivation. The article highlights the main types of procrastination and procrastinators, describes the forms and components of procrastination, as well as its predictors and consequences. Basing on the existing research, we outline the theoretical framework of procrastination and specify its differences from the phenomenon of laziness and perfectionism. Further explorations of the phenomenon of procrastination can be aimed at identifying the consequences of procrastination, as in its negative impact on activity, as and its positive implications referring to self-efficacy and self-realization of the subject in a competitive environment.

Keywords: procrastination, procrastinator, types and predictors of procrastination, consequences of procrastination

Column: Reviews


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