Habit formation and multiple means to goal attainment: repeated retrieval of target means causes inhibited access to competitors.

@article{Danner2007HabitFA,
  title={Habit formation and multiple means to goal attainment: repeated retrieval of target means causes inhibited access to competitors.},
  author={Unna N. Danner and Henk Aarts and Nanne K de Vries},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={
          1367-79
        }
}
Three studies examined the cognitive processes underlying the formation of goal-directed habits in a multiple means context. Repeated retrieval of target means upon goal activation was expected to result in inhibition of competing means for the same goal. In all studies, participants studied goal-means combinations and subsequently practiced the retrieval of certain means to attain the goals in a retrieval paradigm. Study 1 tested accessibility of the different means in a goal-means… CONTINUE READING

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