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Behavioral and Social/Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits
University of Phoenix
Psychology of Personality
PSY/250

      Behavioral and Social/Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits
      A changeling habit for keta is impulsive, compulsive, shopping.   rketa developed this habit during her teenage years when clothes were important to young people.   High school was more of a fashion statement, name brands were important.   There may be other family members whose much older and enjoyed dressing and shopping, but no one in the household directly will be the role model for this habit forming.   The stamp of approval for Charketa in with this habit is the compliment she receives on the nice clothes and accessories she buys.   This motivated the increase and desire for additional spending and filled in the time slot in which boredom began to form.   This addiction allowed her the ability to escape from problems at home between family members.   The addiction of shopping place Charketa in a world of temporary satisfaction, which removes all of the problems, life bring causing sadness.
      Habits are developed in stages; the habit starts out as a thought to an action, stimulating the person’s body and mind, which gives the individual the thought process to do this again for stimulating believing (Bandura , 2005).   Because most habits occur in stages is why people may not realize, they have a habit.   The mind is the biggest contributor in any habit-forming desire because of the increased excitement the habit brought to the body or the mind (Friedman, 2009).   .   When focusing on shopping as a bad habit or obsession the obvious does not inter a person’s mind.   Developing unpaid bills at home may be past due, needed money for the children’s field trip, or is this going to wipe out their savings account.   The person who is as described is known as a shopaholic.   Statistics show woman are not the only out of control shoppers, men are spending as much on credit cards as...

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