Out on 26 December 2019

Good Habits, Bad Habits

Wendy Wood

3.72 based on 229 ratings & 47 reviews on Goodreads.com
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26 December 2019
9781509864690
320 pages
Synopsis

‘Wendy Wood is the world’s foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential’ – Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit

What if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to achieve your goals?

Shockingly, we spend nearly half our day repeating things we've done in the past without thinking about them. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in meetings; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat and drink - a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, we do by habit.

And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower alone. We hope that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail.

Professor Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert on habits. By drawing on three decades of original research, she explains the fascinating science of how we form habits and provides the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.

Combining a potent mix of neuroscience, case studies and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible and highly practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life.

If you’ve ever struggled to make or break a habit, this is the book you need to read. Wendy Wood is widely recognized as the authority on the science of habits

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Wendy Wood is the world’s foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential

Angela Duckworth, author of Grit

Enlightening and insightful . . . Wood’s research and perspective on the malleability of habits will bring hope to any reader looking to create long-term behavioural change

Publishers Weekly