Monthly Archives: November 2011

The psychology of giving thanks.

As everyone sits down tonight to feast on turkey, they will be going around the table giving thanks for everyday sources of gratitude, like friendships, relationships, and good health. According to psychological research, there are plenty of reasons why Thanksgiving itself can help maintain and improve those very things for which people are thankful.

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The procrastination post…two months in the making.

As many people know, I had to take a brief posting hiatus recently as I dealt with an onslaught of work and prepared for my doctoral qualifying exam on September 10th.

As anyone with a calendar knows, that exam was two months ago.


I guess my not-so-well-kept secret is now officially out: Like many others, I can be a bit of a procrastinator. So, in the spirit of this break-the-hiatus post, it only seems appropriate to focus on the psychology underlying everyone’s favorite productivity plague — how do people naturally attempt to fight procrastination, and how well do these attempts really work?

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