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352022Volume 35, Issue2March/April 2022
March/April 2022: The Science of Behavior Change
What characteristics are associated with the willingness (or ability) to change one's behavior for the better, and what interventions show the most promise for helping them?

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Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Stanford University
APS President 2021 - 2022
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