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Is there any direct or indirect empirical support for the effectiveness of Mel Robbins' five second rule?

I'm having a difficult time finding anything on suppression aside from various bits on the white bears experiment you noted. Of particular note is this study, I suppress, therefore I smoke detailing ...
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Why do some students find it difficult to focus on study when at home?

The answer to this question could be found in the mind-wandering literature (see this for a review). Figure 1 in the paper really nicely depicts the possible situations possible when looking at task ...
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Is procrastination associated with overweight?

No. An association between overweight and procrastination appears to have no direct empirical support to speak of. The most direct evidence I can find on the matter was a study into industrial ...
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Why do we procrastinate?

Procrastination is deep and complex subject and its not "Hey you are just lazy man" thing. People procrastinate for wide variety of reasons here are few ideas: Procrastination can be a symptom of ...
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How to induce procrastination in an online experiment?

Present subjects with a long-form writing task about anything - most likely, you'd be best-off supplying a topic that's difficult to write about (self-analysis, distant dates, self-assumed tardiness, ...
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What works for procrastination?

I found this 2018 meta-analysis of 24 studies by Wendelienvan & Klingsieck on procrastination intervention - Educational Research Review article. They used Steel's 2007 definition of ...
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Why do some students find it difficult to focus on study when at home?

The question is unclear. It does not properly list the symptoms. This is because back then I did not know what to look for. The symptoms I was observing were actually effects of stress/anxiety. ...
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