Force of Habit

September 6, 2017

Season 2 Episode 1

Those 3rd, 4th and 5th slices of pizza just aren’t as glorious as the very first bite. Why? Because there's a psychological explanation for our odd preferences: habituation. In this podcast episode, we’ll discuss the universal principle of habituation. “It’s a force of habit” will take on a whole new meaning, and you’ll want to get in the habit of tuning into The Neuro Transmission!

 

Guest Biography:

Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, has taught learning to undergraduate and graduate students since 1973. He served as Department Chair from 1999–2005 and was the Founding Director of the Imaging Research Center from 2005–2008. Noted for his functional approach to classical conditioning, Professor Domjan has pursued studies of sexual conditioning and taste aversion learning. Domjan is the 2014 recipient of the D. O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 6 of the American Psychological Association. His research, supported by grants from NSF and NIH for 30 years, was previously selected for a MERIT Award by the National Institutes of Mental Health and a Golden Fleece Award by United States Senator William Proxmire.

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