Whether done intentionally or out of habit, many behaviors are repeated. Prior research has demonstrated that past behavior is an excellent predictor of future behavior in contexts as varied as media use, eating and drinking, substance abuse, voting, and travel mode choice, just to name a few. Although no one denies the evidence regarding the prevalence of repeat behavior and the predictive power of past behavior, two issues remain intensely debated
Smith, Ronn, Pierre Chandon, Vicki Morwitz, Eric Spangenberg, and David Sprott. "How to Help People Change Their Habits: Asking about Their Plans." Yale Economic Review 8, no. 1 (2012): 15-17.
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