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The behavior I chose to change is to reduce the number of times per week (from 7 to 2) I hit the snooze button in the morning.

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The behavior I chose to change is to reduce the number of times per week (from 7 to 2) I hit the snooze button in the morning. If I control the following independent variables, I will succeed in changing my behavior from hitting the snooze button seven times to only hitting the snooze button twice a week. The subject of this experiment is a twenty-one year old female dcp student. The independent variables are: * Go to bed earlier so I will get at least eight hours of sleep. * Have a positive attitude and look forward to getting an early start on the day. * Put the alarm clock on the computer desk across the room so I have to get out of bed in order to hit the snooze button. * Turn the volume up on the alarm so when it goes off it is annoyingly loud. * Taylor, my five-year-old son, keeping me awake in the middle of the night. * Have more independent time to get myself ready in the morning. * Be able to enjoy (much needed) quality time with my son in the morning. * Make Taylor his lunch everyday for school. * To be able to have time to sit down and have a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. ...read more.


It was easy to wake up and be excited about our day. * I made this a much easier task after the first two days. I found out how busy our mornings were and in order to calm them down, I prepared Taylor's lunch the night before so the only thing I had to do in the morning was put the food in the bag. This was definitely one of my better ideas! * I found that an award for myself was extremely helpful with my behavioral change experiment. Having a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper was a wonderful thing! I made sure that Taylor's lunch was packed and in his backpack and while he was eating the breakfast I had made him; I would enjoy my moment of solitude with my coffee and newspaper. * To control me from hitting the snooze button more than twice, I set my alarm for a later time. This would not allow me to hit the snooze button, for if I did, I wouldn't have the satisfaction of another great morning. * To control myself from hitting the snooze button again, I decided to try and hide it. It sounds funny, but I found myself thinking the button was broken and I couldn't touch it. After a while, I just starting hitting it anyway, so I decided to go shopping for an alarm with no snooze button! ...read more.


I found rock to be uplifting and powerful. This change helped tremendously. The second change was to put the alarm clock back next to my bed. I found myself getting lazy and just throwing things at the alarm. Once I even turned the alarm off so I wouldn't have to get up anymore. By putting the alarm back on my nightstand, I was able to control myself again and start over. Week three went by just as successful as the past two (I only hit the snooze button once) and I only made one change. I left my window shades slightly open so that in the morning the sun was able to shine through the window. Light makes it difficult for me to sleep so this adjustment was very helpful in my accomplishment of my behavioral change. Week four was definitely exciting, I had made it the past three weeks and there's only one more to go. The week went on and I did it! I made it through without hitting the button once. I was able to earn my reward of a nice warm bath at the end of the week! Overall my behavioral change was a success! I was very excited that I was able to accomplish this change. It is a very hard change, but it definitely needed to be done! I always found myself so tired in the mornings, but after changing this behavior the mornings have been nothing but great! Angley 1 ...read more.

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