PSY 104 Lecture 07 - Handout

PSY 104 Lecture 07 - Handout - Objectives Chapter 7 QUIN...

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Chapter 7 Q UIN Pain Objectives • Evaluate the experience of pain from the mechanical and the Gate Control Theory. Interpret pain reports based on • Interpret pain reports based on different assessment procedures • Analyze the efficacy of various biomedical and psychological interventions for pain relief Importance • Highly prevalent – 45-60% of US population have persistent pain Economic impac • Economic impact – $100 billion a year in health care costs – 90 million physician visits – 50 million lost work days – 14% of all prescriptions History • Rare occurrence not to feel pain – ever • Pain is rarely distinguished from a medical disorder • What is pain? – Physical Aspects – Emotion Aspects Brief History • Why do we have pain? – Theologians, scientist, ethicists • Treatment and Cause – Magical powers, evil spirits – Punishment from God – poena – Heart or Brain? History • Always thought part of the CNS • Descartes – Mechanistic Pain AIYE! approach – Dualistic • My foot hurts – Alarm mechanism
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Specificity and Pattern • Specificity Theory – Specific nerve energies – Labeled line theory – Like other sensory systems Like other sensory systems – Dominant view in medicine Meissners
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 104 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Fall '09 term at Wofford.

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PSY 104 Lecture 07 - Handout - Objectives Chapter 7 QUIN...

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