Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Appraisal

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_269

Definition

The mental act of evaluating the significance of a particular symptom, situation or outcome; or the assessment of the threat value of a particular symptom or stimulus.

 Catastrophizing

 Psychology of Pain, Assessment of Cognitive Variables

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