The review of habit-forming theories and tools for well-being

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Krittiya Tangmanee
Sakol Teeravarunyou
Kochahem Kamolwit
Pongsak Kitirojapn
Nuntipat Narkthong


Many tools were designed to develop a good habit for learning, well-being or safety habit.  Nevertheless, interventions on the tool fail to take habitual behaviour into account, limiting their potential impact. This failure is that many habit tools cannot make behaviour repeatedly until creating automaticity. The study is a review of the theories and tools that used to change the habit. Dual Process Theory, modern habit theory, and Goal Setting Theory, which together model how users form and break habits, to drive effective digital interventions. The analysis of variables used in most theories are shown. We identify opportunities and challenges in designing tools that support habit changing.

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