March LSAC eKeynote: Tim Pychyl, "Seven Common Misperceptions About Procrastination: What they teach us about more successful goal pursuit"

  • 25 Mar 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online; Zoom link to be sent morning of eKeynote


  • Free! Enjoy!

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"Seven Common Misperceptions About Procrastination: What they teach us about more successful goal pursuit"#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@#

Thursday, March 25th, 1-2pm EST

“I’ll feel more like it tomorrow . . .” is a common refrain among students when they think about some of their academic tasks. It reveals a great deal about needless delay raising issues about feelings, perceptions of future self and expectations around motivation. In this talk, Dr. Tim Pychyl (Carleton University, Ottawa) draws on over two decades of research to explain the predictably irrational side of human behaviour as well as strategies to solve the procrastination puzzle. Particular emphasis is given to specific techniques to address emotion regulation and moving from intention to action.

Dr. Tim Pychyl is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton University (Ottawa). Over the past 27 years, he has garnered an international reputation for his research on procrastination. In addition to scholarly publications and books such as "Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change” (Penguin, 2013) and "Procrastination, Health and Well-Being" (Elsevier, 2016; co-edited with Dr. Fuschia Sirois), he has produced the iProcrastinate podcast and Don’t Delay blog for Psychology Today (see to learn more).

Tim’s research has been complemented by his passion for teaching for which he has received numerous teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Ontario Confederation of University Associations Teaching Award, and the University Medal for Distinguished teaching. Tim has been an invited speaker across Canada in relation to faculty development and his procrastination research where he has presented to students of all ages, educators across various domains, clinicians, business people, legal professionals, government departments and the general public.

When not on campus (which has been all of the time during COVID!), you will find this self-described “dinosaur dad” at home on his hobby farm in the Ottawa Valley with his wife and children caring for their horses, dogs and chickens.  

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