Thursday, 22 March 2012

Cues for Our Habits

Experiments have shown that most cues fit into one of five categories:

  • Location - Where are you? (Sitting at my desk.)
  • Time - What time is it? (3:36 p.m.)
  • Emotional State - What’s your emotional state? (Bored.)
  • Other people - Who else is around? (No one.)
  • Immediately preceding action - What action preceded the urge? (Answered an e-mail.)

Source: NY Times,

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