Episodic future thinking

What is episodic future thinking?

Episodic future thinking refers to thought processes that contribute to the mental construction, imagination or simulation of possible future events. Episodic future thinking plays a role in planning, problem-solving, coping, regulating emotional states and goal-motivated behaviour.

What is the evidence for episodic future thinking?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests a large effect of poorer detail and specificity of episodic future thinking in people with schizophrenia compared to controls.

September 2020

Last updated at: 5:01 am, 8th September 2020
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