Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (2010)

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Methods and Applications
Editors: Steptoe, Andrew (Ed.)
© 2010

p. 76
It is almost tautological to say that habits are difficult to change.

p. 77
Habit     has_pillar     frequency
context cuing

Habit    fosters        minimal awareness
tunnel vision

Information campaigns change    attitudes

Informational campaigns do_not_change    context cuing

habitual cue-response links are broken and the individual has to re-negotiate new solutions.

the habit discontinuity hypothesis

p. 78
the measurement of a construct is intrinsically linked to the theory one has about the construct

the automaticity component of habit, i.e., the assumption that under time pressure schematic or script-based responses will be elicited.

habit may indeed be interpreted as repetitive and automatic behavior, but it is also used to refer to “bad” behaviors.


Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine
Editors: Gellman, Marc, Turner, J. Rick (Eds.)
© 2013. Springer-Verlag New York


Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Hilton, L., Hempel, S., Ewing, B.A. et al.
ann. behav. med. (2016).


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