Motivational Perspectives on Chronic PainEditat de Paul Karoly, Geert Crombez
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 27 Sep 2018
Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain is one of the first volumes to present a cohesive account of the adaptation to chronic pain from a motivational perspective. Contributing authors from diverse areas of pain research offer comprehensive summaries of the concepts, findings, and applied methodologies that converge on the role of goals and goal-related cognitive processes, self-regulatory support mechanisms, contextual forces, and emotionality as theyinfluence (and are influenced by) the experience of chronic pain. This volume provides readers with an up-to-date compendium of cutting-edge research and interventions that collectively illustrate the utility of viewing chronic pain neither as a "disease" nor an imposed lifestyle, but as the emergent and potentially flexible product of a complex transactional system that is bounded by both sociocultural factors and by biogenetic and neural moderating forces. Within its pages, chapters capture the vibrancy of current theory, research, and practice whilepointing toward unexplored new directions. Among the important topics addressed by this distinguished group of authors include: the nature and relevance of control systems, the role of neural mechanisms on pain processing, the influence positive and negative emotion regulation play on pain management, theimpact of learning and conditioning, and the often neglected influence of interpersonal processes on adjustment to chronic pain.
Paul Karoly is Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. He is a clinical-health psychologist with over four decades of experience as a teacher and researcher. He has published extensively on and developed models of the goal-centered processes of self-regulation and self-control as applied to such topics as chronic pain, psychopathology, psychological assessment, and therapeutic change. He is editor or co-editor of ten other volumes, andserves as a reviewer for multiple pain journals. He is a fellow of Division 1 (General Psychology) and Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.Geert Crombez is Professor of Health Psychology at Ghent University, where he founded the health psychology research group. He has developed various theoretical models on pain, disability and suffering that have substantial impact on research and practice. He uses and develops innovative research methods to validate these models. Foundational to his research is amotivational perspective that is built around the powers of goals and self-regulation