Biological and Social/Cognitive
Approaches to Forming Habits
University of Phoenix
Psychology of Personality
Dr. Maria de Lourdes Ferrer
May 1, 2013
Biological and Social/Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly, sometimes are compulsory, and in some people, often go unnoticed. People have experienced of attempting to change some of the habits, and find that process difficult to do. Some people get frustrated; others live with that like something normal in their lives is happened, others seek for help with a professional. Peoples daily life is characterized by repetitions of a full 47% of people’s daily activities are enacted almost daily and usually in the same location. The consistency of everyday life establishes habits, or behavioral dispositions to repeat-well practiced actions given recurring circumstances. Not all habits are bad, some are necessary and adaptive. (Article Myraid, 2013). One of my habits is that I can’t study in a place that is present a lot of people, and I have to be in a quiet place by myself. I developed this habit because I can’t study in a place that is really noisy. I’m a father with three kids and a wife, and I work all day until 4:00 or 5:00pm. That’s mean that I don’t have enough time to study. So, I have to wait until everybody fall to sleep at 8:30 or maybe 9:30PM. I used to go to a quiet place at my favorite room, and start studding. I continue it, because that is the only manner that I found to study and be successful in my studies. I consider this is the best way to do this, and I have never tried to attempt to break this habit. The effects of classical conditioning on personality provide an interesting way to think about the habits and addictions, but patterns of behavior are maintained when they’re rewarded. For example, when people like to drink, smoke or gambling, initially they’re elicit an unconditioned positive response, but...
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