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Compulsive Behavior

Delayed Gratification

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Consistently choosing immediate reward over delayed gratification is a common problem for compulsive overeaters. Scientists call this intertemporal choice (IC), meaning choices that differ in the timing of their consequences.

How a Habit Becomes a Cable

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Normal eating is goal-directed behavior; compulsive overeating is not. Compulsive overeating is a complex stimulus-response behavior.

The Secret I Wear On My Face -- And Eyelashes And Eyebrows

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves create our lives. I found that the story I'd gone around for years telling myself about myself ... it just isn't true.

Men And Compulsive Behavior: Where Does This Instinct Come From?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Lasting pleasure, it turns out, comes when you successfully battle your obsessions rather than submitting to them.

What Causes Our 'Driven,' Compulsive Behavior?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Survival strategies are based on a child's observation of what it takes to feel good about herself, to be important, to be worthwhile, or to be able to deal with life in spite of negative self-esteem beliefs.

Unplug or Die: Kill Gizmo Addiction Before It Kills You

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You and I are not strangers to compulsion. Alcohol, drugs, gambling - we've all seen, known or been junkies at some point. But what about phones, email, Twitter, Facebook updates and text messaging?