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  1. Porcelain
    03-15-2014 04:56 AM
    yep, and maybe different cycles and complexities. Mine was definitely different to yours.
  2. Porcelain
    03-15-2014 03:24 AM
    I'm still sure other forms of procrastination exist though. I'm sure its a bit different in organisational context (althogh your theories could apply to some cases).

    Then we can communicate through this. You can post longer here, but it lacks spontaneity. But, thats fine by me.
  3. Porcelain
    03-14-2014 06:39 AM
    Hmm, I see. So we're still assuming; an urgent call to experiment. I dont have much interest in biopsychology, I believe that we can affect the nervous system and the brain through behavior (even if it doesnt apply to all cases, its very possible).

    And we all procrastinate at some points in life . Anyway, its a good discussion, do you go to the chatroom? If you do, it'll be wonderful (if you're open to more discussions ).
  4. ummon
    03-13-2014 03:03 PM
    ummon commented on Modern art was CIA 'weapon'
    rofl. well played.
  5. Porcelain
    03-12-2014 10:08 AM
    I think I understand your point better now. That brings a new light to my current understanding.

    I had a discussion about it today in class about REBT. In fact, there are many procrastinators who fail to finish their jobs even when they regard the task as important (they feign absence by calling in sick or other excuses). This type interests me for there is a discrepancy between their goals and accomplishments. Anyway, as far as we discussed, the only therapy that comes to mind is CBT. Or is behavioral therapy enough?

    yes, I'm hoping to pursue this topic more. And thank you for sharing by the way, I havent met many of those whom I can discuss such topics with in this forum.
  6. Porcelain
    03-11-2014 02:57 AM
    I'm in my third, and I'm interested to study this topic for I suffered one in my second year. From my self-reflection, I realized the prospect of not fulfilling my own standard produce fear toward facing the task. By record, I was a cum laude student in my first year and the first half of the second year, so I'm sure there are something more to it than just poor skill issue.

    I'm currently recovering though, I set a slower pace, reflect and appraise daily accomplished tasks, etc. Procrastination isnt simply as a negative behavior, I'm sure its a behavioral disorder that can significantly decrease performance. Its not always about low skill (I read something about perfectionist's procrastination), its cognitive dissonance which ends up to defense mechanism. I can see how your explanation applies, even under how I define it, but the difference between our understanding is that I focus more to how the person perceive the situation (which applies in my case).

    If one has poor skill yet low expectation thus he/she delays doing any task, then we can hardly call it procrastination because any result may not disturb the person. Yet when the expectation rises and their skills doesnt meet the standard, a person could opt to runaway from the anxiety produced by the task. Somehow I see it as an unconscious act because even when I regret my own doing, I cant stop from repeating it.

    It reminds me of how addiction works somehow; it has a pattern, its independent (regardless of any reinforcements or punishments), it grows worse in time. I tried restructuring my self concept and accepting my current image as my ideal self. Rather than fixing my skills, I set a lower standard. I discussed it with my PI/O professor and he mentioned motivation theories, like how some goals can demotivate people when set too high (thats why I concluded its related to motivation). I think all of them are related to each other.
  7. Porcelain
    03-10-2014 11:34 PM
    I see procrastination a bit differently. I'm sure not all of them actually have poor skills, but they do perceive so. Is there any other form of procrastination detected though?

    And you're right, I only found procrastination under two topics, one of educational psychology, another from motivation; both poorly explained it. We're still struggling of how to address procrastinators; do we agree that procrastination is caused by internal process which effects performance? Or do you believe its the other way around? (pardon my retarded English, I'm not a native)
  8. Porcelain
    03-10-2014 05:39 PM
    The low efficacy and reality-expectation disconnection make sense. Though, how the mechanism work to further reinforce the behavior. I still think there is a defense mechanism going on in the background to mask the discomfort.

    To be honest, I think perfectionism will automatically directs delaying deadlines into discomfort (or the so called procrastination we both agree to address). Setting the goal too high (reality-expectation disconnection) creates anxiety, thus the defense mechanism (is it regression or reaction formation?).

    Actually, I havent start with any literature. It peaked my interest the start of this year and I discussed about it with my professor. Like most psychological construct, the definition varies and so does the cause. I truly dont know where to start, any literature suggestions?
  9. Porcelain
    03-10-2014 06:50 AM
    Demotivation? I used to suffer one myself (suddenly in the middle of my second year in college). I think the motivation expected from goal setting failed because the standard is too high?
    Secondly, its a defense against fear of failure. What do you think?
  10. Porcelain
    03-10-2014 12:34 AM
    Porcelain commented on The Truth about Psychology.
    I am currently studying psychology, great to know there are somebody in the forum interested in procrastination as well.
  11. Dung
    01-31-2014 06:29 AM
    Nicolas Giffard, former France's champion wrote a good book with various samples and graphs from famous games. Reading it improved my game slightly don't think any translation exist though.
  12. Dung
    01-28-2014 03:22 PM
    Dung commented on Best Chess Books?
    Can you read French?
  13. BlSH0P
    01-25-2014 04:05 PM
    BlSH0P commented on Any Scientists out there?
    dude tell me about it. i dont even clarify it to people anymore, its too much work.
  14. Chaotic Enigma
    01-23-2014 06:49 PM
    Chaotic Enigma
    I'll answer back in a PM cause I tend to be a bit proliferative! :P
  15. Chaotic Enigma
    01-22-2014 07:30 PM
    Chaotic Enigma
    Yeah, I noticed it was a post brought back from the dead only once I answered to it!! haha But your comment remains true!
    And I'm ok, could be better ..if I studied more..but even if I just studied would be a good place to start! : I'm under exam period!! Aaarh!

    What do you teach? Just recently I started giving "lessons" in this after school club. We help kids with their homework. I do the maths and science part ..and there is a general disinterest towards studying (ok, I should be the last to talk, given what I just admitted above xD) But most of them don't seem to be amazed or even curious when I tell them something I think would make it more fun/interesting for them. And the worst part is that I would like to go into teaching after I finish university ..but this perspective doesn't seem so positive. I just don't want to believe that there isn't something that would make them go "WOW!"!!
  16. Chaotic Enigma
    01-19-2014 08:23 PM
    Chaotic Enigma commented on Parental Favoritism
    The bit about the new Picassos and Leonardos made me laugh! :D
  17. VF1J
    O gawd. That girl.
  18. envirodude
    12-31-2013 10:07 PM
    envirodude commented on How stressful is teaching.
    You mean "case in point", not "and".
  19. plotthickens
    12-26-2013 03:22 PM
    ... or needs to be added to m-w!
  20. plotthickens
    12-26-2013 09:11 AM
    plotthickens commented on Suicidally depressed over low GPA
    check your dictionary/autocorrect for this phrase.

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