Graduate students

Jennifer Labrecque

Contact Information


Biographical Sketch

Jen is a fifth year social psychology graduate student working with Dr. Wendy Wood on issues of behavior change with a focus on habits.


  • BA Psychology, Rhodes College, 05/2004
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Southern California, 12/2011


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • I study behavior change with a focus on habits. Current projects examine how misunderstanding the causes of our habits can lead to failed self-change attempts, and a consumer psychology study investigates the impact of habits on product choice, use, and switching to alternative products.

Research Keywords

  • habits behavior change self-control introspection illusions



  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2203