Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, has written an entertaining book to help us find an easy way of undoing a bad habit or two, “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.” Duhigg has read hundreds of scientific papers and interviewed many of the scientists who wrote them, and relays interesting findings on habit formation and change from the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology and neuroscience. This is not a self-help book conveying one author’s homespun remedies, but a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.
It’s not always clear from Duhigg’s book how we should boil down the examples contained in the book into a prescription for change. Nonetheless, “The Power of Habit” is an enjoyable book, and readers will find useful advice about how to change at least some of their bad habits.
Click here to view a video of Charles Duhigg talking about The Power of Habit.