The psychology behind students’ ‘bad’ habits, why they are easy to fall into – The Daily Illini

According to Howard Berenbaum, a professor in LAS, the way people make decisions is on a costs and benefits scale that weighs different aspects like accomplishing goals or how much energy will be expended. That is why students like Fornek find themselves debating whether to sleep past their 9 a.m. class or go to it. 

“People have failed at certain goals in the past,” Berenbaum said. “They’re likely to want to avoid thinking about them or …….


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