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The Psychology of Pain

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We welcome you to join us in our third seminar in the Pain Seminar Series.

The placebo and nocebo effects – same or different?

Professor Magne Arve Flaten, PhD who is a Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. His research interest is around pain and modulation of pain, as well as special emphasis on placebo effects in pain. Professor Magne is currently researching on the expectations and learning and their effects on pain. He has published widely within this area. His publication including Variability in placebo analgesia and the role of fear of pain; The placebo effect: advances from different methodological approaches. He has also published within the area of psychopharmacology carried out some psychophysiological studies, mainly startle eyeblink and heart rate variability

We will then welcome our second speaker Dr Galbraith.

Dr Galbraith Co-ordinates the Cognition in Context research cluster at the University of Wolverhampton. His research focuses on the factors which explain people’s beliefs particularly in relation to health and mental health. Dr Galbraith is a senior lecturer in psychology at Wolverhampton, prior to that, he held research posts in various institutions in central England. Dr Galbraith will present on the topic: Thinking style and belief in the effectiveness of complementary medicine.