ATG Quirkies: The Zeigarnik Effect and Procrastination Studies

Here’s some comforting news! According to research, procrastinating can boost your creativity. At least that’s what Thomas Oppong contends in this post on The Mission website.  Admittedly, he beefs up his claim by citing research done as early as 1927 by psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik as well as later findings by other researchers. Mr. Oppong also discusses the difference between active and passive procrastinators and how they approach their work differently, and with much different results. In short, there “are times when procrastination can work in your favor.”

So check it out. But of course, there’s no rush. Feel free to indulge yourself in a little creative delay!

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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