Stick with it: the science behind lifestyle change


In this podcast, Professor Sean Young talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his bestselling book Stick With It, in which he analyses the science behind not just achieving our goals, but making lasting behaviour change. He argues that it is the process rather than the person that needs to change, and offers practical advice to help anyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.


Date published: 20 April 2018

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Sean Young

Audio running time: 28 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the science behind making lasting behaviour change


  • the meaning behind the SCIENCE acronym


  • the differences between behaviour types and the distinction between steps, goals and dreams. 


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