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Social Influences on Individual Differences in Responding to Pain.

Mason, Victoria and Skevington, S.M. (2004) Social Influences on Individual Differences in Responding to Pain. In: Pain : Psychological Perspectives. Psychology Press, pp. 179-208. ISBN 978-0-8058-4299-9

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This chapter is part of a resource which presents a state-of-the-art account of the psychology of pain from leading researchers. It features contributions from clinical, social, and biopsychological perspectives, the latest theories of pain, as well as basic processes and applied issues. The book opens with an introduction to the history of pain theory and the epidemiology of pain. It then explores theoretical work, including the gate control theory/neuromatrix model, as well as biopsychosocial, cognitive/behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. Issues, such as the link between psychophysiological processes and consciousness and the communication of pain are examined. Pain over the life span, ethno-cultural, and individual differences are the focus of the next three chapters.

Item Type: Book Section
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This chapter can be found in Pain: Psychological perspectives edited by Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Kenneth D Craig.
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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: psychology, pain, pain management
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Victoria Mason-Robbie
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007 11:17
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:48

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