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Always Late: Causes and Consequences Far and Wide

Always Late: Causes and Consequences Far and Wide

June Price Tangney

I am always late.1 Late for meetings, late with feedback for students, late getting back to collaborators, late submitting reviews, late getting started on papers and grant applications, late for dinner, late for dates, and—yes—late with this chapter.

“Always late” has been one of the biggest impediments to my research—and in preparing this essay, I realize that it has high costs across multiple domains of life beyond good science. My New Year’s resolution is to drastically change this lifelong pattern, drawing on social-psychological research and some sound advice I give to students but don’t always follow myself.

The High Costs of Being Late

Most relevant to this volume, my research has ...

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