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Good intentions , bad habits , and e ects of forming implementation intentions on healthy eating BAS VERPLANKEN

  title={Good intentions , bad habits , and e ects of forming implementation intentions on healthy eating BAS VERPLANKEN},
  author={Suzanne Faes},
A ®eld experiment demonstrated that forming implementation intentions was e€ective in changing complex everyday behavior, in this case establishing a healthier diet. Implementation intentions concerned a speci®c plan for when and how to act. The e€ect of implementation intentions was additive to the prediction of healthy eating by behavioral intentions to eat healthily. Implementation intentions were pitted against individual di€erences in counterintentional (unhealthy) habits. The e€ects of… 

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