In this chapter, procrastination is viewed as a species of a more general phenomenon, bad timing, which also includes premature decisions. The badness of bad timing is defined in terms of rational-choice theory. Sources of premature decisions include emotionally induced urgency and hyperbolic time discounting. Procrastination may also result from the latter mechanism, as well as from loss aversion and the need to act for sufficient reasons.
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