The familial transmission of pain: the role of observational learning in the parent-child dyad

01 October 2014 → 30 September 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
chronic pain fear-avoidance model
Project description

Children of chronic pain patients are more vulnerable to develop pain problems themselves. The interpersonal fear-avoidance model points to the importance of pain-related psychological processes herein. We assume that children can learn these processes through repeatedly observing a parent in pain. To study the effects of observing a parent’s pain in children we will use real-life experimental paradigms.