Platow, Michael; Voudouris, Nicholas J; Coulson, Melissa; Gilford, Nicola; Jamieson, Rachel; Najdovski, Liz; Papaleo, Nicole; Pollard, Chelsea; Terry, Leanne
A large body of research demonstrates a strong social component to people's pain experiences and pain-related behaviours. We investigate this by examining the impact of social-influence processes on laboratory-induced pain responses by manipulating the social-categorical relationship between the person experiencing pain and another who offers reassurance. We show that physiological arousal associated with laboratory-induced pain is significantly lower in normal, healthy participants following...[Show more]
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