The Power Of Habit By Charles Duhigg

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In the novel “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, Duhigg takes a deep look into everything involved with habit: how habits are created, how habits work, and mainly how to change habits. Habits involve a three step loop: cue, routine, and reward. This habit loop is constant, and very hard to break if one does not understand their cue and reward. One habit that is slowly taking over our country is the habit to pull out one’s phone or tablet during an awkward situation or as a way to avoid communication with people in the real world. The use of technology has become a part of everyone’s daily life so many people fail to realize how much their phone posses them, and the negative affects the phone brings. Teens have become so reliant on their phones that their communication skills has slowly decreased as a result of an increase in the dependency of the cell phone. Teens are slowly losing their communication skills because they are relying on their phone more often, and would rather communicate online instead of in person. Cell phones are used to communicate with people when they are not around. When cell phones did not exist people were forced to communicate in person, and actually get to know somebody by talking to them, not texting. Nowadays when people meet up with friends the first things they do are post a picture on social media, and then they begin to talk, but their cell phone is only a few inches away in case the conversation gets awkward. The constant use of
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