Overview of two new intervention approaches in New Zealand for gamblers and their family members.

Roddas's research uses theory to solve real world social problems. It concerns the question of how people think about addiction and why and how they engage in behaviour change.  Spanning a number of areas including implementation intentions, goal setting, self-regulation, self-control and help-seeking. She is particularly interested in developing interventions that are accessible to sub-clinical populations. She is the founder of the Change Strategies Project (www.changestrategies.ac.nz) which investigates implementation planning and goal setting for reductions in alcohol, internet pornography, internet gaming, overeating, sugar, gambling and caffeine. The underpinning program philosophy is self-determination theory and interventions developed to specially bridge the intention-behaviour gap.

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