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Oluwafunmilola Okeowo

Class of 2024St.Catharines, Ontario


Hi, my name is Funmilola. I am very curious; my brain is constantly asking questions and figuring out innovative solutions.


  • "How can we change the way we view procrastination in teenagers?" with mentor Nelson (Aug. 31, 2023)

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How can we change the way we view procrastination in teenagers?

Started June 1, 2023

Abstract or project description

Procrastination is often viewed as an irrational activity in which the procrastinator values the instant gratification of delaying their activity at the cost of later consequences. Often, the acceleration of procrastination amongst teenagers is often blamed on the development of technology and there is less of a focus on the other underlying problems such as the lack of education on self-regulation. It is not baseless that there is a link between procrastination and the development of technology which can be reflected in research. However, we can’t inhibit the use of technology based on procrastination. Research focuses on the fact that procrastination stems from various factors depending on mental health, self-regulation etc. The focus on technology might be hindering the progression of focusing on the actual issues that lie behind procrastination. In the case of self-regulation, technology might be useful in encouraging this negative habit but even without technology people still procrastinated. This project would focus on the benefits of shifting towards educating teenagers in how to develop a sense of self-control or skills that prepare teenagers from controlling themselves in situations where they might procrastinate.