PSYD19H3: The Science of Behaviour Change

How can we break bad habits? How can we start healthy habits? This course will explore the science of behaviour change, examining how to go from where you are to where you want to be. Students will learn core knowledge of the field of behaviour change from psychology and behavioural economics. Topics include goal setting and goal pursuit, self-regulation, motivation, dealing with temptations, nudges, and habits. Students will read primary sources and learn how to critically evaluate research and scientific claims. Critically, students will not only learn theory but will be instructed on how to apply what they learn in class to their everyday lives where students work on improving their own habits.

PSYB10H3 and [PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3] and PSYB70H3 and [0.5 credit from the PSYC10-series or PSYC30H3 or PSYC50H3]
Social and Behavioural Sciences