The Science of Habit and Its Implications for Student Learning and Well-being

  title={The Science of Habit and Its Implications for Student Learning and Well-being},
  author={Logan Fiorella},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • Logan Fiorella
  • Published 17 March 2020
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology Review
Habits are critical for supporting (or hindering) long-term goal attainment, including outcomes related to student learning and well-being. Building good habits can make beneficial behaviors (studying, exercise, sleep, etc.) the default choice, bypassing the need for conscious deliberation or willpower and protecting against temptations. Yet educational research and practice tends to overlook the role of habits in student self-regulation, focusing instead on the role of motivation and… 

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