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Pain In Public and Private Places

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Title: Pain In Public and Private Places
Author: Katz, Joel
Abstract: In the focus article, Sullivan challenges a commonly held view that pain is a private, subjective experience. He argues that our experience of pain Is inescapably conceptual, as It arises into our consciousness having been shaped and filtered by language. As conceptual, pain is essentially a social phenomenon. Sullivan also states that a social conception of pain implies changes In our treatment of pain and he concludes by rejecting the cognitive behavioral view of pain In favor of a constructivist approach that acknowledges the generative Influence of language on experience.
Type: Article
Rights: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S108231741180070X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/26540
Published: Elsevier Inc.
Citation: Pain Forum, 4, 18-22. (1995)
ISSN: ISSN: 1082-3174
Date: 1995

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