Sanne de Wit

Klinische Psychologie

Universitair Hoofddocent
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Faculteit Maatschappij en Gedrag
Habit Lab

Verandering en verantwoording van gezondheidsgedrag


  • habits
  • behavioural neuroscience
  • mental health
  • behaviour change

Expert Statement

The research of Habit Lab focuses on the psychological and neural processes underlying habitual behaviour, the role of habits in mental disorders (particularly those involving addictive and compulsive behaviour), the role of our external environment in triggering automatic responses, individual differences in the ability to form and break habits, and changing habits through behavioural and strategic planning interventions. 

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

Watson, P., & de Wit, S. (2018). Current limits of experimental research into habits and future directions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 20, 33-39.
Linnebank, F.E., Kindt, M. & de Wit, S. (2018). Investigating the balance between goal-directed and habitual control in experimental and real-life settings. Learning & Behavior, 46(3), 306-319.
Verhoeven A.A.C., Watson, P., & de Wit, S. (2018). Failing to pay heed to health warnings in a food-associated environment. Appetite, 120, 616-626.
Verhoeven, A.A.C. & de Wit, S. (2018). The role of habits in maladaptive behaviour and therapeutic interventions. In B. Verplanken (Eds.), The psychology of habit (pp. 285-303). Springer, Cham.
Ersche, K.D., Gillan, C.M., Jones, P.M., Williams, G.B., Ward, L.H.E., Luijten, M., de Wit, S., Sahakian, B. J., Bullmore, E. T., & Robbins, T.W. (2016). Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction. Science, 352(6292), 1468-1471.



Nederlands, Engels