Many people attribute their coffee drinking to the need to feel more alert, but research shows that habit is just as big a driver behind caffeine consumption.
Understanding and changing the environment in which habits form is a critical step when it comes to breaking unwanted behaviors and forming healthy ones.
As COVID-19 public health measures begin to relax, reflecting on routines and their value is useful when moving toward a ‘new normal.’
Routines can be powerful tools to help people build a ‘new normal’ as pandemic restrictions lift. Routines can support creativity, boost health and provide meaningful activities and opportunities.
More often than not, the best-laid plans for the new year go awry.
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An ‘old year’ approach takes into account findings from psychological research and the wisdom of habit guru Benjamin Franklin.
Behavioral science researchers have found that people tend to have more positive body self-images when they appreciate the body for what it can do – not just how it looks.
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For many, the pandemic has disrupted daily habits around eating and fitness – which makes it a prime time to shake up old assumptions about achieving an ideal body.
Anxiety and other negative emotions can cause us to spread misinformation.
As fake news and propaganda increase, a worthwhile New Year’s resolution is getting out of the habit of spreading misinformation. And like any habit, becoming aware of triggers is the first step.
Research show comfort levels, value perceptions and motivations when it comes to m-commerce differ depending on whether consumers live in developed or developing countries.
New research on mobile commerce shopping habits in nine countries contains some valuable insights for m-commerce managers and how they can attract new customers.
Today’s children are getting way more screen time than usual.
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Children will probably be OK, especially if their families make sure this elevated level of screen time doesn’t turn into a long-term habit.
Willpower and habits involve different parts of the brain.
It’s incredibly difficult to will away bad habits. But two simple strategies can make things easier.
Studies of how people dependent on drugs and alcohol quit their habit can help the rest of us quit our own bad habits.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There’s a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here’s how to change that.
Consider running wild and free at this summer’s music festivals – without your phone.
The habit of using our phones while at a summer music festival can negatively impact our experiences.
Humans are the weak link in cyber security. But there may be a solution to making us safer, using the technology of exercise and lifestyle apps
There seems be an attractive quality to things that are ostensibly unhealthy or dangerous.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
Suppressing thoughts about cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are only going to make you crave them more.
Time to ditch those bad habits?
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