Published Jan 01 1970

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77% of people manage to keep their New Years Resolutions after a week, yet only 19% made it to two years. But don’t despair, as science has ways to help us commit to our resolution as best we can! Find out how on Because Science with Kyle Hill.

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Sources:
(1972) SELF-INITIATED ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR: A STUDY OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pr0.1972.30.1.123

(1989) THE RESOLUTION SOLUTION: LONGITUDINAL EXAMINATION OF NEW YEAR’S CHANGE ATTEMPTS
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899328988800166

(2002) AULD LANG SYNE: SUCCESS PREDICTORS, CHANGE PROCESSES, AND SELF-REPORTED OUTCOMES OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLVERS AND NONRESOLVERS
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jclp.1151/abstract

(2007) RICHARD WISEMAN’S NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS EXPERIMENT
http://www.quirkology.com/UK/Experiment_resolution.shtml

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION POLLS
http://maristpoll.marist.edu/tag/new-years-resolutions/