Mr Beau Gamble
Research | Current
I'm studying towards a PhD in Psychology. My research focuses on how the ability to imagine the future—known as “prospection”—is affected in depression.
Recent research suggests that a poor ability to imagine the future is a core feature (and maybe even a cause) of depression, but many questions remain unanswered.
Key research questions I am investigating are:
- Is poor prospection evident at milder levels of depression in the general community?
- What cognitive mechanisms underlie poor prospection in depression?
- What particular aspects of prospection are associated with depression? For example, is imagination more negative / less positive / less specific / more fragmented?
- How can imagination be improved?
Primary supervisor: Prof Donna Rose Addis
Co-supervisor: A/Prof Lynette Tippett
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Gamble, B., Hach, S., Murray, C., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2017). Reduced Specificity of Imagined Future Events in Depression. Paper presented at Society for Applied Research on Memory and Cognition Conference, Sydney, Australia. 3 January - 6 January 2017. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lynette Tippett, Donna Rose Addis