Wendy Wood

Provost Professor of
Psychology and Business

My research addresses how people form and change their habits, the influence of social groups, and the origins of gender differences in social behavior


Prospective graduate students: I will be accepting a new student in 2016/17


213 740 5504
Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Check out the summer habits conference:


Media Links:

Have you ever wondered...

"What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits." Read the NPR article here

"Mindless behavior applies to healthy habits, too" - Read the Huffington Post article here

"It's not all smoking and booze: Stress can trigger HEALTHY behaviour, too" - Read the dailymail.co.uk article here

"Think it will take 21 days to make your resolution a habit?" -- Read the NBC News article here

"When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard" - Read the op-ed in the LA Times here

"Study finds that women aren't run by their periods. Scientists everywhere are confused." - Read the Slate magazine article here

"How to make healthy habits stick." - Read the article from Life Reimagined here

"This wristband will shock you into good behavior." - Read the Slate magazine article here

"Turning a New Year's Resolution Into Action With the Facts." - Read the New York Times article here.

Additional Links:

Students who wish to apply to the social psychology graduate program at USC should go to the Social Psychology Admissions Page.

To visit Wendy Wood's USC Faculty Website, click here.

To visit the Social Behavior Lab Website, click here.

  • Wendy Wood
  • Seeley G. Mudd Building
  • 8th Floor
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 5504