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LD1003 Procrastination and Perfectionism 2.0 credits

Most people choose to delay tasks instead of doing them right away. In this course, you will learn about the underlying psychology of why so many of us postpone tasks. In the course, you will learn to use proven exercises and strategies to reduce the adverse effects of procrastination and perfectionism.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 single courses students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LD1003 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course intends to develop skills and abilities to understand, analyse, plan and implement learning strategies that could improve students' learning.

- Presentation of basic key concepts about procrastination and perfectionism based on current research.

– Exercises to decrease procrastination and perfectionism.

– Discussions of practical strategies to handle procrastination and perfectionism

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

1. Describe and give an account of basic mechanisms around how procrastination and perfectionism function, based on psychological research.

2. Analyse situations, thoughts and feelings that could influence procrastination and perfectionism, based on prevailing research results.

3. Apply exercises and strategies to decrease non-desirable effects of procrastination and perfectionism.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LEXA - Continous assessment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

First cycle

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