A new look at habits and the habit-goal interface.

@article{Wood2007ANL,
  title={A new look at habits and the habit-goal interface.},
  author={Wendy H. Wood and David T. Neal},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2007},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={
          843-63
        }
}
  • Wendy H. Wood, David T. Neal
  • Published in Psychological review 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The present model outlines the mechanisms underlying habitual control of responding and the ways in which habits interface with goals. Habits emerge from the gradual learning of associations between responses and the features of performance contexts that have historically covaried with them (e.g., physical settings, preceding actions). Once a habit is formed, perception of contexts triggers the associated response without a mediating goal. Nonetheless, habits interface with goals. Constraining… CONTINUE READING

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