Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Russell Poldrack Blogs for The Huffington Post: "How Habits Can Make Or Break Us"

Tue, December 15, 2009

"We've all done it: We leave the house with the intention of driving to the dry cleaners, and then minutes later find that we forgot to make the right turn and instead ended up at the office. The universal nature of this kind of "auto-pilot" experience shows just how powerful habits are in our lives. By knowing more about where habits come from and how they develop, we can learn to both take advantage of them and manage their impact in our daily lives." Read more...

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