Negative affect: effects on an evaluative measure of human pain

@article{Rhudy2003NegativeAE,
  title={Negative affect: effects on an evaluative measure of human pain},
  author={Jamie L. Rhudy and Mary W. Meagher},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={104},
  pages={617-626}
}
Prior work indicates that exposure to fear-inducing shock inhibits finger-withdrawal to radiant heat in humans (hypoalgesia), whereas anxiety induced by threat of shock enhances reactivity (hyperalgesia; Pain 84 (2000) 65-75). Although finger-withdrawal latencies are thought to reflect changes in pain sensitivity, additional measures of pain are needed to determine whether pain perception is altered. The present study examined the impact of negative affect on visual analog scale (VAS) ratings… CONTINUE READING

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