Pain : psychological perspectives /

This volume offers a comprehensive account of the psychology of pain that encompasses not only clinical perspectives but also basic social and behavioural science, as well as biopsychological contributions to the field.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Hadjistavropoulos, Thomas, Craig, Kenneth D., 1937-
Format: Book
Published: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.
Table of Contents:
  • The gate control theory : reaching for the brain
  • Biopsychosocial approaches to pain
  • Pain perception, affective mechanisms, and conscious experience
  • Social influences and the communication of pain
  • Pain over the life span : a developmental perspective
  • Ethnocultural variations in the experience of pain
  • Social influences on individual differences in responding to pain
  • Assessment of chronic pain sufferers
  • Psychological interventions for acute pain
  • Psychological interventions and chronic pain
  • Psychological perspectives on pain : controversies
  • Ethics for psychologists who treat, assess, and/or study pain.