The uncertain domain of resistance to change
Cambridge University Press
Two important assumptions of behavioral momentum theory are contradicted by existing data. Resistance to change is not due simply to the Pavlovian contingency between a discriminative stimulus and the rate of reinforcement in its presence, because variations in the response-reinforcer contingency, independent of the stimulus-reinforcer contingency, produce differential resistance to change. Resistance to change is also not clearly related to measures of preference, in that several experiments show the two measures to dissociate.
Williams, B. A., & Bell, M. C. (2000). The uncertain domain of resistance to change. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 23, 116-117.