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Unformatted text preview: For example - child birth: Lamaze method falsely leads us to believe it won't be painful. Maybe if we know it will be bad we can adequately prepare to handle it. another example - placebo effect - if we believe pain has stopped, it may. 2) personality - people with negative types of personalities often have more pain. E For example - a very uptight person may experience muscle pains, back pains, etc. 3) mood - bad moods, angry, unhappy, etc, can lead to the experience of increased pain. For example - study manipulated moods of subjects then asked them to complete questionnaires of pain perception. Those in negative mood group reported significantly more pain than other subjects. So, it seems that our brains can regulate, control, determine, and even produce pain....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09