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1.29 HABIT -- PSYCHOLOGY ABUSE TERMS, CONCEPTS

==== Habit

MEANING: Repeated behavior; often it is learned such as brushing one's teeth.

RELEVANCE TO ABUSE: Abusive behavior in a relationship becomes habitual. Changing habits is very difficult for two reasons: 1) the old habits need to be discarded 2) new habits need to be constructed.

PERSONAL NOTE FROM RICK DOBLE: Science now believes that habits 'cut a pathway' in the brain. When neurons fire in the brain due to habitual behavior, a person can drive a car without thinking much about it, for example. New habits require that new pathways be cut in the brain, which is why new habits are so hard to establish. And the latest research shows that old habits can reemerge after disuse quite quickly which might explain why someone can start smoking after having quit for a year.

RELATED WORDS AND PHRASES: practice, use, usage, custom, customary

=== Understanding habits and why breaking habits is hard


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