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Unformatted text preview: pain and magniﬁes the pain too much -> feeling of
helplessness about the pain -Going through hard times or isolation is associated with higher pain -Degree to which one believes they can achieve a certain outcome. High self efﬁcacy is
positive -Relaxation and distraction is good for acute, not chronic -Redeﬁnition = positive reapraisal -People that accept their pain feel better than the ones who try to avoid it (chronic pain) -Subjective perspective on pain -Ability to communicate pain is important with other individuals -Allows us to discuss an illness more accurately -Ability on the patient to communicate is important -Contextual factors will play into play and...
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- Winter '13
- Health Psychology