CORRELATIVE STUDY REGARDING THE PAIN PERCEPTION AND EMOTIONS AT YOUNG STUDENTS AT PSYCHOLOGY
DORA CODREANU*a, ANGELA BOGLUT b, cMIHEALA CHRAIF
aUniversity of Bucharest, Department of Psychology
b Timisoara University,
c University of Bucharest,Department of Psychology
The present study investigates, on one hand, the existence of possible statistically significant correlations between “pain perceived towards the dentist visit” and negative and positive emotions. Pain is a subjective sensation which is usually accompanied by other (mostly unpleasant) sensations and has been an aspect of both medical and psychological interest. This fact is due to the difficulty of obtaining objective measures regarding pain as the medical personnel bases their treatment of pain on the patient's statements. Our study included the participation of psychology students and intended to study pain in correlation to general positive emotions, trait and state emotions.
Keywords: pain, negative, positive emotions, study