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2._Pain_Slides - 8/3/2010 1 ▫ Put away your things ▫...

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Unformatted text preview: 8/3/2010 1 ▫ Put away your things ▫ Close your eyes ▫ Get in the habit of reviewing material daily ▫ Form a study group What is, act accordingly . ▫ No textbook, only suggested readings ▫ Meditation starts when music ends ▫ Health Psych Challenge 8/3/2010 2 ▫ Function of pain ▫ Relationship between pain and pleasure ▫ Pain in other species ▫ Different types of pain ▫ Relating effectively to pain ▫ A recessive genetic disorder ▫ Established in family with many affected individuals ▫ All had fully intact perception of: Touch Warmth Coolness Proprioception Tickle Pressure Pain is a necessary part of life that helps us avoid harm 8/3/2010 3 ▫ Long-lasting pain promotes specific behaviors ▫ Short-lasting pain causes withdrawal from source ▫ Expression of pain signals to others ▫ Gene machines * according to evolution ▫ Success measured by reproductive fitness ▫ Doesn’t feel this way “Nature has placed man under the rule of two sovereign masters: pleasure and pain…They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Universal motivators, sovereign masters? Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832 8/3/2010 4 ▫ Pain and pleasure underlie nearly all our primary drives ▫ Even our more cultured goals usually return to this bottom line Universal motivators- Hunger & thirst...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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2._Pain_Slides - 8/3/2010 1 ▫ Put away your things ▫...

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