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Chuloshnikov A.I. Phenomenological characteristics of experiencing physical and psychological pain on the example of autobiographical recollection: similarities and differences.

Full text in Russian: Чулошников А. И. Феноменологические характеристики переживания физической и психологической боли на примере автобиографического воспоминания: сходства и различия.

Perm State National research university, Perm, Russia

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The current paper discusses phenomenological features of the two subjectively distinct types of pain: physical and psychological. Based on the recent studies of social pain as a kind of pain unrelated to any organic injuries, we hypothesized certain characteristics of subjective representation of these types of pain. The current study included 285 people (170 females). Content analysis was applied in order to analyze the memories of physical and psychological pain (112 episodes of physical pain and 173 episodes of psychological pain). These recollections were further compared within the model of functional structure of the psyche by V.A. Ganzen. The main results regard the differential representation of sensitive (perceptive) and affective components. Also, our results include the specification of the active cognitive and integrative processes within subjective experience of two types of pain and their comparability in general. These results can contribute to the expansion of the pain definition beyond the limits of only physical distress. Our results can also serve as a ground for the development of new hypotheses regarding the two types of painful experience.

Keywords: pain, subjective experience of pain, psychological pain, social pain

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Received 29 March 2021. Date of publication: 31 October 2021.

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Chuloshnikov Alexey I. PhD student, Perm State National Research University, ul. Bukireva, 15, 614990 Perm, Russia; medical psychologist, Regional Psychotherapeutic Center, ul. Geroev Khasana, 20, 614000 Perm, Russia.
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Chuloshnikov A.I. Phenomenological characteristics of experiencing physical and psychological pain on the example of autobiographical recollection: similarities and differences. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2021, Vol. 14, No. 79, p. 6. http://psystudy.ru

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