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Medical professor writes new book about changing behavior

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Sean Young
UCLA

Sean Young

Sean Young, associate professor of family medicine, has written a new book called “Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life — for Good.” The book’s aim is to give people the tools to help them overcome behavioral challenges such as sticking to a fitness routine, avoiding junk food and curbing digital addiction.

Young uses his background as executive director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior to provide “Stick With It” (Harper) with a distillation of decades of scientific research aimed at creating lasting change. Much of this science is based on Young’s successes with his patients and clients. It provides readers with a process, tools and do-it-yourself exercises. He incorporates tools such as “neurohacksl,” a set of quick mental shortcuts that reset the brain and allow people to think and act in ways they never could before.

The book has received reviews from several New York Times bestselling authors including Adam Grant, author of “Originals” and “Give and Take”, who said, “Sean Young has taken psychology research and applied it outside the research lab, helping people make lasting changes to their behaviors.”

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