Dn.  Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D. 

Joe Ferrari

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Deacon Joe is St. Vincent DePaul Professor of Psychology at DePaul University, Chicago, IL, and a Catholic Deacon for the Diocese of Joliet. Rev Dr Ferrari is considered the leading, international expert on the study of the causes and consequences of chronic procrastination, and this is his third presentation for ICD. He is the author of over 400 scholarly articles and seven books, including the best seller "Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done.”

Delaying the Decision to Dispose: 

Research on Procrastination and Clutter across Age Cohorts, Settings and Object Types

After meeting through ICD, Drs. Roster and Ferrari teamed together to understand the antecedents and consequences of clutter. Their research reveals a close association between procrastination and problems with clutter that begins early in life and becomes increasingly troublesome for adults as they age. In a series of studies, Drs. Roster and Ferrari find that the relationship between procrastination and clutter spans multiple age cohorts (students, young adults, older adults), settings (both home and work), and objects (physical, digital, and technology clutter). In this presentation, you will learn about the linkage between procrastination and clutter, what these researchers have found, where they are going, and what you can use to assist your clients ~ don't be late!