Procrastination, Performance, Stress, And Health Article Critique

com) and motivation which is defined as, "the condition of being motivated" (merriam-webster.com). Stress and health were also major key words in the article, as these were aspects that were being measured by the researchers. Stress is defined as "a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation" (merriam-webster.com) while health is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, "the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; the general condition of the body." All of the words mentioned make it clear what the article intends to focus on. The most important passages are those that explain the limitations in the study. As was clearly stated by the authors, "Without random assignment and experimental control, we cannot assert that procrastination causes the stress and health effects" (Tice & Baumeister, 457). Another important passage, also a limitation acknowledgment is, "there is no way to differentiate among people who might have planned all along to do the work at the last minute & #8230;who may have ended up working at the last minute for other reasons [although they meant to]" (Tice & Baumeister, 457). These passages are essential...

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Why weren't there more classes compared to one another? Taking results from multiple classes, not just a health psychology course, would provide a better and more applicable set of results. Were students' backgrounds considered? How big was the project that had to be done? Do students agree with the results? Are the results applicable to everyone, or only to a certain population? All of these questions would allow students to ponder more about the applicability of this study to their lives and would truly make them understand what the researchers' intentions were.
Works Cited:

Tice, Dianne M., and Baumeister, Roy F. "Longitudinal Study of Procrastination, Performance, Stress, and Health: The Costs and Benefits of Dawdling." Psychological Science 8.6 (1997): 454-58. Print.

Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, 2013. Web. 4 February…

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Works Cited:

Tice, Dianne M., and Baumeister, Roy F. "Longitudinal Study of Procrastination, Performance, Stress, and Health: The Costs and Benefits of Dawdling." Psychological Science 8.6 (1997): 454-58. Print.

Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, 2013. Web. 4 February 2013.


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