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    BAD Habits!: Behavioral and Social/Cognitive Approaches

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    Analyze the formation of habits using behavioral and social/cognitive approaches cover the following areas:

    Analyze one of your BAD habits. How did you develop this habit? Were there role models for this habit? Which people influenced the adoption of this habit?

    Why do you continue it? Has there been a time when you have attempted to break this habit?

    Use the behavioral personality theory to explain why you have this habit.

    Describe components of social/cognitive theory that explain why the habit formed.

    Develop a plan that applies operant conditioning to change this habit.

    Between the behavioral and social/cognitive theories, which one do you find best explains your personality?

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    Habit formation is a phenomenon that for the most part has its basis on the nature and influence of various socio-cultural, individual personality trajectory as well as familial factors.

    From a learning theory point of view, conditioning and reinforcement serve as the catalysts for habits to get formed. From a cognitive point of view, the perception and acceptance of a behavior or a habit as acceptable and workable makes the individual practice the habit and over time it may even serve as a defense mechanism of some sort to escape personal responsibility or on the hand, to become totally preoccupied with a responsibility.

    Analyze one of your BAD habits. How did you develop this habit? Were there role models for this habit? Which people influenced the adoption of this habit?

    One bad habit as an example in a college student can be getting distracted easily. It affects school work as well as social life. Balancing one's energies and invested time given the priorities in life are skills which require a lot of training, patience and being clear of one's prime ...

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    Short essay on bad habits and behavioral, social and cognitive learning theories that explain them

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