The Effect of Episodic Future Thinking on Negative Emotions and its Mechanism


  • Qianyou Ba



Episodic Future Thinking; Negative Emotions; Influencing Mechanism.


The research on the relationship of episodic future thinking (EFT) and reducing negative emotions is geeting more attention from scholars. This paper first discusses the precondition of EFT, including scenario understanding, scenario memory, and positive bias in predicting future. Then the paper explores the influencing mechanism of EFT and the treatment, which are the effect on general anxiety disorder, helping retrieve positive memories, the use of RIF in memory retrieve, anxiety and rumination, as well as he worries about future. Finally, it mentions the limitation of the research, like the aging effect. Over all, the paper emphasizes on the other possible solutions of dealing with negative emotions in the future.


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How to Cite

Ba, Q. (2022). The Effect of Episodic Future Thinking on Negative Emotions and its Mechanism. BCP Education & Psychology, 7, 284–289.