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Emotive Imagery and Pain Tolerance

  • Linda Diane Smith
  • Milton Wolpin


This research considers the relationship between the individual’s imagination, i.e., his or her particular imagetic milieu, and the cognitive evaluation of pain as suffering. Specifically, emotive imagery was manipulated to see if there is a relationship between the imagery being experienced, pain tolerance, and subjective ratings of pain intensity.


Pain Tolerance Neutral Group Imagery Condition Systematic Desensitization Imagery Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Diane Smith
    • 1
  • Milton Wolpin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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