Gender, interpersonal transactions, and the perception of pain: an experimental analysis.

@article{Jackson2005GenderIT,
  title={Gender, interpersonal transactions, and the perception of pain: an experimental analysis.},
  author={Todd Jackson and Tony Iezzi and Hong Chen and Stephanie Ebnet and Karen Eglitis},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={228-36}
}
UNLABELLED Two experiments assessed how interpersonal transactions influence responses to cold pressor pain in women versus men. In Experiment 1, 91 young adults (57 women, 34 men) were randomly assigned to either a no transaction (NT) condition in which they coped alone with the cold pressor test or a transaction opportunity (TO) condition in which they also had the option of interacting with an empathetic, reflecting experimenter. Compared to men, women had lower pain tolerance and reported… CONTINUE READING