The effects of anger and relaxation forms of in vivo emotive imagery on pain tolerance

T. B. Westcott, J. J. Horan

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-223
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Behavioural Science
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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The effects of anger and relaxation forms of in vivo emotive imagery on pain tolerance. / Westcott, T. B.; Horan, J. J.

In: Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1977, p. 216-223.

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