An experimental study of shared sensitivity to physical pain and social rejection

  title={An experimental study of shared sensitivity to physical pain and social rejection},
  author={N. Eisenberger and J. Jarcho and M. Lieberman and B. Naliboff},
  • N. Eisenberger, J. Jarcho, +1 author B. Naliboff
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Pain
  • &NA; Recent evidence points to a possible overlap in the neural systems underlying the distressing experience that accompanies physical pain and social rejection (Eisenberger et al., 2003). The present study tested two hypotheses that stem from this suggested overlap, namely: (1) that baseline sensitivity to physical pain will predict sensitivity to social rejection and (2) that experiences that heighten social distress will heighten sensitivity to physical pain as well. In the current study… CONTINUE READING

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