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The Psychology of Habit


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Introduction- Bas VerplankenI. Theory, Measurement, and Mechanisms1. Wendy Wood and David Neal - Habit Theory2. Amanda Rebar, Ryan Rhodes, Bas Verplanken - The Measurement of Habit3. Henk Aarts, Ruud Custers, Hans Morien, - The Mechanisms of Habit4. Barbara Mullen - Habit Mechanisms in Complex Behaviours II. Habit Formation, Maintenance, and Change5. Benjamin Gardner and Philippa Lally - Understanding Habit Formation: Progress and Pitfalls 6. Ryan Rhodes and Amanda Rebar - Forming a Physical Activity7. Hairul Hashim - The Role of Visual Prompts in Habit Formation8. Falko Sniehotta, Dominika Kwasnicka - The Role of Habit Formation in Behavior Change Maintenance Process: A Theoretical Perspective9. Marieke Adriaanse, Aukje Verhoeven: Breaking Habits Using Monitoring and Implementation Intentions10. Raymond Miltenberger - The Habit Reversal Procedure11. Dominika Kwasnicka and Falko Sniehotta - The N-of-1 Method in Habit Formation and Change 12. Bas Verplanken and Deborah Roy - Habit Discontinuities III. Mental Habits13. Ed Watkins - Habitual Thinking in Clinical Settings14. Aukje Verhoeven, Sanne de Wit - The Role of Habits in Maladaptive Behavior and Therapeutic Interventions15. Inna Arnaudova - Habit and Psychopathology: A Transdiagnostic Approach16. Claire Zedelius and Jonathan Schooler - Mind Wandering in the Lab and the FieldIV. Specific Areas of Habit 17. Lee Hogarth- Habit and Drug Dependence18. Joseph Bayer and Robert LaRose - Online Media Habits: Progress and Prospects19. Raphael Thomadson - The Role of Habit and Variety Seeking in Marketing 20. Justin Pressau and Falko Sniehotta - Creating and Breaking Habit in Healthcare Professional Behaviors to Improve Healthcare and Health21. Conclusion - Sheila Orbell

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Professor Bas Verplanken graduated and obtained his PhD at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, where he worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer from 1980-1990. From 1990-1998 he was a Lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Nijmegen. From 1998 to 2006 he was a professor at the University of Tromso, Norway. In 2006 he joined the University of Bath, where he was Head of Department of Psychology from 2010-2016. His research interests are in attitude-behaviour relations and change, applied in the domains of environmental, health, and consumer psychology. He has developed a special interest in habits. He published on a variety of topics, including risk perception, environmental concern, unhealthy eating, travel mode choice, values, self-esteem, body image, worrying, mindfulness, impulsive buying, behaviour change, and sustainable lifestyles. He served as an associate editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and Psychology and Health.

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