“It’s not fair”: social justice appraisals in the context of chronic pain

Joanna McParland, Christopher Eccleston

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Abstract

Social justice appraisals refer to evaluations about fairness. These judgments are particularly pertinent in the experience of an undeserved fate, such as the suffering caused by a chronic health complaint. Published research examining the implications of these appraisals for adjustment to long-term painful conditions has emerged only recently, focused in two areas of investigation. One area shows that perceived injustice for pain may be a vulnerability factor that can block adjustment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-489
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • perceived injustice
  • chronic pain
  • appraisals
  • social justice

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