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The Effects of Procrastination and Self-Awareness on Emotional Responses
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by Lauren Nicholson and Lauren F. V. Scharff - Stephen F. Austin State University
Categories: Adjustment & Coping | Emotion
This experiment studied how emotions were affected by procrastination and selfawareness. Sixty undergraduate students were classified by procrastination type and tested in either a high (mirror present), or low (no mirror present) self-awareness condition. During the experiment the participants were exposed to frustration inducing situations and afterwards given a questionnaire to assess their emotions. There were no effects on reported positive emotions. Chronic procrastinators in the high self-awareness condition reported more negative emotions; while less chronic procrastinators in the high self-awareness condition reported the least amount of negative emotion. For the low self-awareness condition, results showed no significant
impact of procrastination type. These results suggest that people could use personal manipulation of self-awareness to moderate their experience of negative emotions.
Faculty Supervisor: Lauren F. V. Scharff, Stephen F. Austin State University