The effect of experimentally induced anxiety on the experience of pressure pain

@article{Cornwall1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of experimentally induced anxiety on the experience of pressure pain},
  author={A Cornwall and D. C. Donderi},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1988},
  volume={35},
  pages={105-113}
}
Two theories about the relationship between anxiety and pain were compared: (1) the attribution theory that relevant but not irrelevant anxiety intensifies pain, and (2) the perceptual disruption theory that all anxiety influences pain. Three types of instructions were presented to randomly selected groups of male university students immediately before nociception: (1) a standard set of instructions, (2) the standard instructions plus a pain warning (relevant anxiety condition), and (3) the… CONTINUE READING

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