When hurt will not heal: exploring the capacity to relive social and physical pain.

Abstract

Recent discoveries suggest that social pain is as real and intense as physical pain, and that the social-pain system may have piggybacked on the brain structure that had evolved earlier for physical pain. The present study examined an important distinction between social and physical pain: Individuals can relive and reexperience social pain more easily and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02158.x

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@article{Chen2008WhenHW, title={When hurt will not heal: exploring the capacity to relive social and physical pain.}, author={Zhansheng Chen and Kipling D. Williams and Julie Fitness and Nicola Clare Newton}, journal={Psychological science}, year={2008}, volume={19 8}, pages={789-95} }