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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (7): 1216-1225.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01216

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The Model of Procrastination on Time Orientation

SONG Meige; SU Ti; FENG Tingyong   

  1. (Research Center of Psychology and Social Development, Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
  • Received:2014-10-09 Online:2015-07-15 Published:2015-07-15
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Procrastination refers to the behavior of putting off impending actions or tasks to a later time, which is a serious psychological failing. In this paper, three models of Procrastination on time orientation were introduced, such as the Temporal Motivation Model and the Conceptual Model. Furthermore, the contributing factors of procrastination from the internal factors (including the personality, the cognitive strategy etc.,) and the external factors (including family, the school education and so on) were discussed. We suggested that further studies should focus on identifying the psychological and neural, as well as the behavioral-genetic mechanisms of procrastination and developing effective methods in procrastination intervention.

Key words: procrastination, time orientation, model