An Overview of Procrastination

  • Joseph R. Ferrari
  • Judith L. Johnson
  • William G. McCown
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Chronic procrastination and task-avoidant behavior are extraordinarily common problems. As we will suggest later in this chapter and throughout this book, procrastination is often related to a variety of psychiatric syndromes. Moreover, as it will be hypothesized in Chapter 7, procrastinatory behavior may constitute a causal stress that contributes to psychological dysfunctions and maladaptive behavior patterns.


Personality Disorder Grade Point Average Conjoint Analysis Task Avoidance Academic Procrastination 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Ferrari
    • 1
  • Judith L. Johnson
    • 2
  • William G. McCown
    • 3
  1. 1.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Villanova UniversityVillanovaUSA
  3. 3.Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburgUSA

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