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New Year's Resolutions on Wednesday's Access Utah


According to recent studies, 50% of us set New Year's resolutions and 78% of us fail to keep them. But there's something compelling in the idea of a new you in the new year. Should we set New Year's resolutions? How do we keep them past, say, February? We'll ask you what you do and what successes or failures you've had. 

And we'll talk with Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool and an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust in the United Kingdom; Lisa Williams, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Australia; and Mark Griffiths, Director of the International Gaming Research Unit and Professor of Behavioral Addiction at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. Their articles at theconversation.com are titled respectively:

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.