To examine the effects of 'in vivo' emotive imagery on pain tolerance, 80 subjects were stratified on sex, and assigned randomly to no-treatment control, neutral imagery, anger emotive imagery, or relaxation emotive imagery conditions during which they were asked to immerse their hands in icewater (0°C) for as long as possible. A sex by treatment analysis of variance followed by Tukey post hoc comparisons showed that anger 'in vivo' emotive imagery was significantly more effective for female subjects than no-treatment control procedures. No significant differences were noted in the male sample.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Behavioral Neuroscience