Social interaction in pain: Reinforcing pain behaviors or building intimacy?

@article{Cano2010SocialII,
  title={Social interaction in pain: Reinforcing pain behaviors or building intimacy?},
  author={Annmarie Cano and Amanda C. de C. Williams},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2010},
  volume={149},
  pages={9-11}
}
To date, pain research has focused almost exclusively on operant models to interpret the function and predict the consequences of pain-related interaction in chronic pain couples. However, evidence suggests that intimacy models of interaction may provide additional and alternative explanations for pain interaction. Specifically, intimacy models conceptualize some verbal expressions of pain-related distress as emotional disclosure, which the partner may validate or invalidate. This review… CONTINUE READING
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