Procrastination is cited as a common problem for most people, but there's a new pitfall to watch out for: "precrastination."
Precrastinators, as recently noted in the New York Times, have a tendency to finish tasks sooner than they need to, even if it costs them more time and energy than if they waited.
New research from Pennsylvania State University shows that people are willing to expend large amounts of physical effort just to have the feeling of completing a task.
In one experiment, students were asked to pick one of two buckets and bring them to the end of an alleyway.
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