A habit is a learned response to a stimulus that has become automatic and routine, requiring little or no cognitive effort.

Habit formation is the process of learning a specific behavior often requiring practice or rehearsal of the response. There is considerable controversy, however, on just how much repetition or how many trials are necessary for learning to occur. It probably differs between cognitive problem solving and simple physiological or muscular reactions.

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  1. ^ American Marketing Association, AMA Dictionary.

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