Domains Of Pleasure Scale (DOPS) 

The Domains Of Pleasure Scale (DOPS) is a questionnaire developed as part of the No Fun No Glory project. Unlike other questionnaires, the DOPS measures not only the amount of pleasure, but also to what extent there is a loss of pleasure. Moreover, by means of this questionnaire pleasure and pleasure loss can be studied across four different areas: social, sexual, perceptual, and personal development. The DOPS is free to use for everyone, and can be downloaded below.

The DOPS was originally developed to differentiate between the dimensions of consummatory pleasure (i.e. in the moment pleasure experiences), anticipatory pleasure and motivational pleasure, with the last two dimensions possibly combined. However, over multiple attempts, the results did not convincingly show that consummatory, anticipatory and motivational pleasure could be distinguished validly. We therefore decided to retain only the consummatory items of the DOPS. For transparency we report on the development and results of the anticipatory and motivational items in the document that can be downloaded below.

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DOPS English version

DOPS Dutch version

Anticipation & Motivation

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