Economic Insecurity Increases Physical Pain.

  title={Economic Insecurity Increases Physical Pain.},
  author={E. Y. Chou and Bidhan L Parmar and Adam D. Galinsky},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={27 4},
The past decade has seen a rise in both economic insecurity and frequency of physical pain. The current research reveals a causal connection between these two growing and consequential social trends. In five studies, we found that economic insecurity produced physical pain and reduced pain tolerance. In a sixth study, with data from 33,720 geographically diverse households across the United States, economic insecurity predicted consumption of over-the-counter painkillers. The link between… CONTINUE READING

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