Psychologist Jeremy Dean is the founder and author of the website PsyBlog (www.psyblog.co.uk), which is read by more than 1 million people monthly and has been featured on the BBC and in the Guardian, the Times, the Huffington Post, and many others. Dean is currently a researcher at University College London, and this is his first book.
Books by Jeremy Dean
How to Make Changes that Stick
Not all habits are bad. Most of us would love to adopt 'positive' habits – evening runs, eating more veg, clearing out the email backlog – but can't quite muster the self-control to make our resolutions stick. Now, psychologist Jeremy Dean shares the new brain science of routine that can improve any person's life, every day.
Habits are powerful, Dean explains, because of the way in which the brain runs automatically. Amazingly, we spend a third of our waking hours falling into habits without realizing it – ruminating over past events, or clicking through web sites trawling for updates. Such unconscious actions and thoughts can, however, be steered to our benefit. Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, Dean reveals how to take control of your brain's 'auto-pilot' to transform willpower into reality.
"Have you ever tried to change a habit and failed? You should read this book... highly readable."