Stick with It: The Science of Lasting Behaviour
Learn how to make real, lasting changes in your life
We all have bad habits – whether it’s a weakness for junk food, a smartphone addiction or a lack of exercise. But change is hard. Forty percent of dieters quit within a week. Eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions don’t last beyond January. How can we kick bad habits – and stick with it?
According to psychologist and behaviour researcher Dr Sean Young, the answer is to stop trying to change the person, and instead change the process. In Stick With It, Dr Young draws on his own research and that of other leading experts to explain how the mind often interferes with breaking bad habits, and how we can outsmart it, increasing the likelihood of lasting change by 200%.
Packed with practical exercises and real-life case studies, Stick With It shows that it is possible to control spending, stick to a diet, exercise regularly and overcome problem behaviours – forever.
‘Scientifically grounded and personally implementable. It’s a winner’ – Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion
‘A must-read for anyone who’s been unable to keep a New Year’s resolution or failed at making a lasting change in any other area of their life or work. – Jonah Berger, author of Contagious
Dr Sean Young is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of habit-forming. He is an acclaiedpsychologist and the founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. His research involves the study of cutting-edge ways of using social media and mobile technologies to change and predict human behaviour.