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


213 740 5504
Dept of Psychology & Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089


The 2016 Catalina Habits Conference is now full. If you are interested in participating in the future, we will post information for the 2017 conference shortly.


Media Links:

Have you ever wondered...

"5 Myths About Our Habits." Read the Washington Post article here

"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
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  • Phone: (213) 740 - 5504