psyc writing 1

psyc writing 1 - Cait Bold 720043953 Psych 101- Writing...

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Cait Bold 720043953 Psych 101- Writing Assignment 1 The study was conducted on the effects and effectiveness of procrastination, and the researchers designed an experiment based on the hypothesis that in the long run, procrastination has deleterious effects on health, stress levels and overall performance. The investigators main purpose was to determine whether procrastination is inherently negative, or whether, as procrastinators claim, it is verifiably constructive. The effects of procrastination were measured by overall consequences on stress, incidence of illness, and performance on a term paper. The researchers’ conclusions were suggestive after Study 1, but were not definitive. The primary research indicated that procrastination was in fact harmless or even beneficial in the early stages of the experiment, but that procrastinators comprised nearly all of the students who turned the assignment in late and that they received lower grades on the assignment overall. The second study, which included modifications such as more surveys, reports on visits to health-care
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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