Information technology permeates our everyday lives. Until recently, it has been relatively neglected as a medium to deliver contingencies of reinforcement to change behavior. In this talk, I will discuss a variety of methods to harness technology to change problem behavior such as cigarette smoking and medication non-adherence. I will discuss methods to deliver contingency management to promote smoking cessation at the national level and to high-risk groups, reduce the costs associated with treatment, and integrate social consequences to promote and potentially sustain behavior change. These innovations may address many of the limitations (access, cost, sustainability, dissemination potential) inherent in traditional contingency management delivery models. Information technology offers unprecedented and rapidly expanding opportunities to facilitate behavior change.
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