Monday, April 30, 2007

Pain:Psychological Perspectives

This invaluable new resource 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.
An Introduction to Pain: Psychological Perspectives.
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.

Book details:
Author: Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Kenneth D. Craig
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Pages: 392
Size: 1,460 MB
Format: pdf


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