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Wendy Wood

Good Habits, Bad Habits

The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

New Books in MedicineNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in PsychologyNew Books in Public PolicyNew Books in Science & Technology September 28, 2020 Colin Miller and Keith Mankin

Today’s guest is psychologist and behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood. She is currently a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California,...

Today’s guest is psychologist and behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood. She is currently a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California, and a visiting professor at the INSEAD Business School in Paris.

Wendy has spent much of her career studying what she considers the very building blocks of behavioral change, something we all know as habits. Angela Duckworth describes her as “the world’s foremost expert in the field.” And according to Adam Grant, she is “widely recognized as the authority on the science of habits,”

We’ll explore her research and recent book, Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon.