In this lab-based study we test the effects of prospective mental imagery in a sample of participants showing mild symptoms of anhedonia. Specifically we test if the motivational impact of ‚affective forecasting‘, i.e. mental imagery’s capacity to generate rich multisensory and emotionally salient experiences of planned reward activities, is moderated by participants‘ hedonic capacity, as assessed with the Temporal Experience of Pleasure Scale (TEPS; Gard et al., 2006).


Researchers: Max Heise, Jessica Werthmann, & Fritz Renner