Why Do We Procrastinate?

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Apil Mahat


Procrastination is defined as the voluntary postponement of important tasks while being aware of the negative consequences. This phenomenon is found to be very common in undergraduate students with over 70% claiming to be frequent procrastinators. The origin of procrastination can vary from person to person, however in general this behavior is the result of many biological and psychological factors. Thankfully, through specific training methods we can adjust our behavior and increase our behavior.

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Apil Mahat

Apil is a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular biology with interests in Neuroscience Research. Outside of studying biology, he volunteers at both Riverside hospital and Riverside Senior Life Center where he works with Alzheimer patients. His other hobbies include playing Basketball and Soccer.