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Description: Description: Anhedonia, a decreased capability to experience pleasure, is a major public health concern. It is a dreadful experience for those who suffer from it, causing a sense of disengagement from the surrounding world and an increased risk of suicide. Losing the ability to experience pleasure has particularly far-reaching negative developmental consequences in adolescence and young adulthood, when life course decisions are made on the basis of what is satisfying. The relevance of this health problem urges for novel approaches to reinstitute the ability to experience pleasure once it is lost. The No Fun No Glory (NFNG) study uses state-of-the-art biopsychosocial methods to better understand what causes and sustains anhedonia. We explored the potential of two interventions: (1) a personalized lifestyle advice based on momentary assessments to help anhedonic young adults regain pleasure, and (2) a tandem skydive as a non-invasive 'shock' to reboot the dysregulated reward system and help participants to carry out their lifestyle advice. Other topics we investigate in the NFNG study are, for example, PA reactivity, reward learning, self-esteem, and facial emotion identification. Because we highly value transparency in science we publish our data files and syntaxes on OSF. Please note that the data files are only to be used for the purpose of checking the analyses. If you would like to use the data for other purposes, please send a specified request to a.j.oldehinkel@umcg.nl.

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Lower sensitivity to happy and angry facial emotions in young adults with psychiatric problems

Vrijen, Hartman, Lodder & 3 more
Vrijen, C., Hartman, C. A., Lodder, G. M., Verhagen, M., de Jonge, P., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2016). Lower sensitivity to happy and angry facial emo...

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Measuring BDNF in saliva using commercial ELISA: Results from a small pilot study

Vrijen, Schenk, Hartman & 1 more
Vrijen, C., Schenk, H. M., Hartman, C. A., Oldehinkel, A. J. (2016). Measuring BDNF in saliva using commercial ELISA: Results from a small pilot study...

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Spread the joy: How high and low bias for happy facial emotions translate into different daily life affect dynamics

Vrijen, Hartman, van Roekel & 2 more
This study is part of the larger No Fun No Glory project (https://osf.io/k7rfu/). Please note that the data files are only to be used for the purpose...

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Reward and punishment learning in daily life: A replication study

Day-to-day experiences are accompanied by feelings of Positive Affect (PA) and Negative Affect (NA). Implicitly, without conscious processing, individ...

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Positive affective functioning in anhedonic individuals' daily life Anything but flat and blunted.

Background: Anhedonia, the decreased interest and pleasure, is often described as ‘flat’ or ‘blunted’ positive affect (PA). Yet, little is known about...

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Alpha-amylase reactivity and recovery patterns in anhedonic young adults performing a tandem skydive

Data and syntax of the paper: Vrijen C, van Roekel E, Oldehinkel AJ (2018) Alpha-amylase reactivity and recovery patterns in anhedonic young adults ...

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Domains Of Pleasure Scale (DOPS): assessing pleasure across domains

Anhedonia, or loss of pleasure, is a multifaceted construct that has been shown challenging to measure. The Domains Of Pleasure Scale (DOPS) is a newl...

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How personalized behavioral activation interventions improve the behaviors of individuals with anhedonia

Background. Interventions for anhedonia (loss of pleasure) often focus on re-engagement in pleasurable activities (i.e., behavioral activation). Using...

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