Justice Beliefs: What is Fair About Pain?

Time Required: 
20 minutes

Content Overview

Dr Joanna McParland has been a Lecturer in Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University since 2003. She was awarded her PhD entitled, “An exploration of attributions, just world beliefs and adjustment in adult pain sufferers” from the University of Stirling, in 2004. Her research interests include attribution processes in chronic pain, particularly those involving the negotiation of blame in relation to justice. This presentation aims to introduce an emerging field in the area of chronic pain that looks at justice beliefs in the context of chronic pain. The presentation outlines a model which looks at the relationship between perceiving injustice and poor physical health and then Joanna will look at the evidence base including her own research and then concludes with possible next directions in the field.

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