Jeremy Dean: Form good habits, ditch bad, make change stick

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Psychologist Jeremy Dean, founder of the popular website PsyBlog, is the author of Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How To Make Any Change Stick -- which is the topic of today's show.
 
We are convinced that we are the boss of us -- that we do the things we do because they make sense, because we’ve got goals, because we make smart choices. Often, that’s far from the case. But, by understanding how habits are formed, why we develop them, and what our biases are, we can use habit-forming to our benefit and have some chance of stopping the habits holding us back. 
 
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