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Making habits, breaking habits [electronic resource] : why we do things, why we don't, and how to make any change stick / Jeremy Dean.

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  • ISBN: 0738216089 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780738216089 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 264 p.) : ill.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo LIfelong, c2013

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Anatomy of a habit. Birth of a habit ; Habit versus intention : an unfair fight ; Your secret autopilot ; Don't think, just do it! -- Everyday habits. The daily grind ; Stuck in a depressing loop ; When bad habits kill ; Online all the time -- Habit change. Making habits ; Breaking habits ; Healthy habits ; Creative habits ; Happy habits.
Summary, etc.: The psychologist behind PsyBlog explores the science of habit-- and how you can change yours for the better.
Dean examines of one of the most powerful and under-appreciated processes in the mind: habits. He explains 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. Any 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.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Habit.
Habit breaking.
Behavior modification.
PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
Genre: Electronic books.

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