How does social pressure affect sticktoitiveness?
August 17, 2010 10:07 AM Subscribe
I want to learn as much as possible about the psychology of purposely forming new habits (like exercising each day) or sticking to something which requires daily work (like learning a language). I am especially interested in the role that social pressure of peers can play in a person's success (Alcoholics Anonymous, study partners, even the recent findings that a person's weight is related to the weight of those close to them
may be examples). Books, articles, jumping off points -- academic or otherwise -- would be very much appreciated!
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