Emerging research suggests that perceiving injustice can compound the suffering of chronic pain, whilst its opposite, perceiving justice, serves as a positive psychological resource in this context. However, little more is currently known about the function of justice beliefs, particularly in the context of acute pain. The present study undertook this investigation, using cold pressor methodology to investigate whether trusting in the fairness of the world would help someone to cope with short-term pain.
- acute pain
- cold pressor
- state anxiety
McParland, J., Knussen, C., Lawrie, J., & Brodie, E. (2013). An experimental investigation of the role of perceived justice in acute pain. European Journal of Pain, 17(3), 412–422. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00201.x