From Good Intentions to Healthy Habits: Towards Integrated Computational Models of Goal Striving and Habit Formation

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Peter Pirolli
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From Good Intentions to Healthy Habits: Towards Integrated Computational Models of Goal Striving and Habit Formation

Computational models were developed in the ACT-R neurocognitive architecture to address some aspects of the dynamics of behavior change. The simulations aim to address the day-to-day goal achievement data available from mobile health systems. The models refine current psychological theories of self-efficacy, intended effort, and habit formation, and provide an account for the mechanisms by which goal personalization, implementation intentions, and remindings work.

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