Category: habit behaviour

Abstinence IS recovery in addiction!

We have recorded our first full podcast which discusses the concept of abstinence and how we can construct new habits. Neuroscience, psychology and behaviour analysis are not joining up with their research which means that there are some quite significant gaps to our understanding of addiction and habits. Here we talk about Stimulus-Response learning and dopamine spikes. The type of habit/addiction is...

Breaking Up With Habits!

My name is Georgina, I am a PhD researcher, clinical behaviour analyst and my specialist area of interest is habitual responding in humans. I am delighted to announce that today I have launched my new podcast series on habitual behaviour in humans. I will be interviewing people from various backgrounds who are successful in their fields and able to share some of...

A discussion of the role that context plays in habitual responding (smoking, eating & online shopping) and how this relates to both dual-system and rate-correlation theories

Introduction Here we will consider the role of context and the evidence supporting its role in habits such as eating, smoking and online shopping. Most research has focused on eating behaviour; however, we are interested in the findings from eating, smoking and online shopping to understand if the mechanism is indeed standardised for three topographies. This is an important area for research...

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