Snaith Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS)

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Snaith Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS)

A questionnaire designed by Snaith et al (1995) with 14 4-point likert items measuring ability to experience pleasure.
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM
Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM


Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Snaith Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS).

Snaith RP, Hamilton M, Morley S, Humayan A, Hargreaves D, Trigwell P. (1995). A scale for the assessment of hedonic tone the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale. Br J Psychiatry.Jul;167(1):99-103

Loas, G., & Krystkowiak, P. (2010). The measurement of anhedonia in Parkinson's disease: Psychometric properties of the Snaith‐Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS) and the relevance to distinguish anticipatory and consummatory anhedonias. Movement Disorders, 25(4), 523-524.

Nakonezny, Morris, Greer, Byerly, Carmody, Grannemann, . . . Trivedi. (2015). Evaluation of anhedonia with the Snaith–Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS) in adult outpatients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 65, 124-130.

Langvik, E., & Borgen Austad, S. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Snaith–Hamilton Pleasure Scale and a Facet-Level Analysis of the Relationship Between Anhedonia and Extraversion in a Nonclinical Sample. Psychological Reports, Psychological Reports, 2018.