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Promotion and Prevention Goal Focus: the Effects of Goal Pursuit on Experimentally Induced Pain
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Positivt och Negativt Vinklade Målinriktningars Effekt på Experimentellt Frambringad Smärta (Swedish)
Abstract [sv]

Smärta har stor roll i dagens samhälle och vikten av att utveckla ett effektivt behandlingsprogram bör uppmärksammas. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka distraktionens effekt på personlig målinriktning. Om målinriktningen handlar om positivt eller negativt vinklad målinriktning. Smärta framkallades genom att deltagarna ombads utföra ett så kallat cold pressor task. Deltagarna blev indelade i tre grupper, kontrollgrupp, en grupp med positivt vinklad målinriktning och en grupp med negativt vinklad målinriktning. Resultatet indikerade på en icke signifikant skillnad mellan de tre grupperna gällande grader av smärta men deltagare som oroade sig över smärtan visade på högre smärta än de som inte oroade sig i den positiva gruppen. Resultatet kan vara vägledande för framtida studier i syftet att utveckla smärthanterings program.

Abstract [en]

Physical pain is a burden to pain patients and society. Interest has risen to develop effective pain treatment. The aim of this study was to examine if the impact of distraction on pain perception depends on the motivational characteristics of the distraction task. We examined whether the impact of distraction depended on the distraction task had a promotion or a prevention goal focus. Pain was induced using a cold pressor task. Participants were divided into three groups: a control, a promotion and a prevention group. Results indicated no significant difference between the three groups in pain intensity but among high catastrophizers in the promotion group. This result provides guidelines for further studies in the purpose of conducting effective pain treatment. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Distraction, promotion, prevention, goal focus, pain, cold pressor task
Keyword [sv]
Distraktion, positiv, negativ, målinriktning, smärta, cold pressor task.
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33923DiVA: diva2:698709
Subject / course
Psykologi
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Available from: 2014-03-03 Created: 2014-02-24 Last updated: 2014-03-03Bibliographically approved

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