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Discounting future pain: Effects on self-reported pain

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  • Espinosa Alejos, María Paz
  • Brañas Garza, Pablo
  • Repollés Pro, María

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Empirical results are presented showing that people who acknowledge pain anticipation when expecting an injury experience higher sensitivity to pain (GREP, Robinson et al., 2001). The positive correlation between sensitivity and anticipation is highly significant. However, no relationship is found between anticipation and pain endurance.

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Paper provided by University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II in its series DFAEII Working Papers with number 2010-06.

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Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ehu:dfaeii:201006

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Keywords: discounting; pain anticipation; sensitivity and endurance;

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  1. Brañas Garza, Pablo & Repollés Pro, María & Espinosa Alejos, María Paz, 2010. "Time discounting (delta) and pain anticipation: Experimental evidence," DFAEII Working Papers 2010-10, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.

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