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Chronic stress moderates the impact of social exclusion on pain tolerance: an experimental investigation

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, May 2017
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Title
Chronic stress moderates the impact of social exclusion on pain tolerance: an experimental investigation
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s129872
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Karoline Pieritz, Sarina J Schäfer, Jana Strahler, Winfried Rief, Frank Euteneuer

Abstract

Experiences of social pain due to social exclusion may be processed in similar neural systems that process experiences of physical pain. The present study aimed to extend the findings on social exclusion and pain by examining the impact of social exclusion on an affective (ie, heat pain tolerance) and a sensory component of pain (ie, heat pain intensity). Whether a potential effect may be moderated by chronic life stress, social status, or social sup-port was further examined. A community-based sample of 59 women was studied. Social exclusion and inclusion were experimentally manipulated by using a virtual ball-tossing game called Cyberball in which participants were randomly assigned to either being excluded or being included by two other virtual players. Heat pain tolerance and intensity were assessed before and after the game. Potential psychosocial moderators were assessed via a questionnaire. The main finding of this study is that chronic stress moderates the impact of social exclusion on pain tolerance (p<0.05). When chronic stress was high, socially excluded participants showed a lower heat pain tolerance than participants who were socially included. Contrary to the authors' hypothesis, pain sensitivity was increased in socially included participants compared with socially excluded participants after the game (p<0.05). Higher levels of chronic stress may enhance the vulnerability of affective pain processing to acute social exclusion.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 26%
Unspecified 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Other 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 32%
Psychology 6 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 16%
Neuroscience 2 11%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2017.
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#5,841,790
of 11,500,624 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#300
of 691 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#97,741
of 265,634 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#23
of 42 outputs
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