Antecedents and consequences of partners’ helping behavior in the context of pain: A motivational approach

01 January 2013 → 31 December 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
partner relationships empathy pain
Project description

It has been acknowledged that pain is not only a private experience, but takes place in a social context. In particular partners play an important role. First, this project investigates the effects of partner’s helping motives and behaviours upon partner/patient outcomes. Second, it is examined which processes can account for these effects. Third, antecedents of partners’ helping motives are investigated.