A pattern in behavior streams : Transition and repetition of behavior choices

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012

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Titleannual conference of International Communication Association
PlaceUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period24 - 28 May 2012

Abstract

Previous studies on the repetitive behaviors ignored the initial stage of behavior choices and overestimated the homogeneity of behaviors in behavior streams. When individuals enter a new environment, how did they exactly act before they repetition of certain behaviors over alternatives? What is the underlying mechanism for such a process? This study aims to explore the pattern (i.e., behavior transition and repetition) within behavior streams in the unfamiliar situations with optional behaviors, and map the whole trajectory of behavior choices. An evolutionary model at the individual level is developed to analyze behaviors of 6 cohorts P2P users from their registration date on. We found that the behavior choice in this situation is a process of incongruity adaptation from behavior transition to behavior repetition.

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A pattern in behavior streams : Transition and repetition of behavior choices. / LIANG, Hai; ZHU, Jonathan J. H.

2012. Paper presented at annual conference of International Communication Association, Phoenix, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review