Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Young Men May Become Procrastiation Addicts

OTTAWA, Canada (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For new college freshmen, being bitten by the procrastination bug can be a real problem.

That’s the time-wasting talk from Tim Pychyl, a psychology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, who runs the Procrastination Research Group.

Pychyl says procrastination is rampant among college students, observing that it “defines the university experience.”

Though he says it’s okay to delay if it will benefit your work, procrastinating is “always a bad thing,” and is often attributed to “feeling sh■■ty.”

In his studies, Pychyl has found that 20 percent of people chronically put off doing their work, but college boys are in real danger of becoming procrastination junkies.

He explains, “Women tend to feel more guilty for procrastinating, so they’re less likely to do it again. Young men, however, will continuously put things off, and rely on all-nighters throughout college.”

To fight out the urge to be lazy, Pychyl advises students to, “Keep the seat of their pants on the seat of their chair.”

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