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Planning Fallacy

This Is What Happens When You Push Back A Deadline

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

What happens when we move back deadlines? Research suggests we have a lot of difficulty using our newly-found time wisely. We wind up facing the same problem again -- only now we've gone an additional week, or month, or year without reaching an important goal.

How To Be A Better Judge Of Time

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Human beings are generally pretty lousy when it comes to estimating the time they will need to complete a task. Psychologists refer to this as the "planning fallacy," and it's an all too common problem.