Pain demands the attention of others: parental detection, interpretation and responses to their child's pain

01 October 2008 → 08 January 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
catastrophizing parents children pain
Project description

The objectives of this project are threefold: investigating the determinants of (1) parental detection of pain in their child, (2) parental interpretation of pain of their child and (3) parental responding to their child's pain. In addition to the impact of the child's pain expression and contextual characteristics, the role of parental catastrophizing about their child's pain will be investigated.