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Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, And How To Make Any Change Stick

By Jeremy Dean

Say you want to start going to the gym or practicing a musical instrument. How long should it take before you stop having to force it and start doing it automatically?

The surprising answers are found in Making Habits, Breaking Habits, a psychologist’s popular examination of one of the most powerful and under-appreciated processes in the mind. Although people like to think that they are in control, much of human behavior occurs without any decision-making or conscious thought.

Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, psychologist Jeremy Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain’s natural “autopilot” to make any change stick.

Witty and intriguing, Making Habits, Breaking Habits shows how behavior is more than just a product of what you think. It is possible to bend your habits to your will—and be happier, more creative, and more productive.

Format: Book
Author: Dean, Jeremy
Title: Making habits, breaking habits : why we do things, why we don't, and how to make any change stick / Jeremy Dean.
Publisher Date: Boston, MA : Da Capo LIfelong, c2013.
Subject: Habit breaking Behavior modification Habit
Isbn: 0738215988 9780738215983
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Format: Book
Author: Dean, Jeremy
Title: Making habits, breaking habits : why we do things, why we don't, and how to make any change stick / Jeremy Dean.
Publisher, Date: Boston, MA : Da Capo LIfelong, c2013.
Description: viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Habit breaking
Subjects: Behavior modification
Subjects: Habit
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index.
ISBN: 0738215988
ISBN: 9780738215983
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Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 152.33 Dea