Delay discounting and future-directed thinking in anhedonic individuals.

  title={Delay discounting and future-directed thinking in anhedonic individuals.},
  author={Karolina M. Lempert and Diego A. Pizzagalli},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  volume={41 3},
Anhedonia (lack of reactivity to pleasurable stimuli) and a negatively skewed view of the future are important components of depression that could affect economic decisions in depressed individuals. Delay discounting paradigms might be useful for probing putative affective and cognitive underpinnings of such decisions. As a first step to evaluate whether difficulties experiencing pleasure might affect delay discounting, 36 undergraduate students with varying levels of anhedonia performed a… CONTINUE READING
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