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.
- perceived injustice
- chronic pain
- social justice
McParland, J., & Eccleston, C. (2013). “It’s not fair”: social justice appraisals in the context of chronic pain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(6), 484-489 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721413496811