Learning factors in pain

Scand J Rheumatol Suppl. 1989;82:13-7. doi: 10.3109/03009748909101464.


The concept of pain is analyzed from the perspective of behavioral science. Distinctions between pain and suffering are drawn and the impact of learning or experience is discussed. Implications for management of pain, exercise and restoration of functional performance, and use of pain-related medications are described.

MeSH terms

  • Behavior
  • Humans
  • Learning*
  • Nociceptors / physiology
  • Pain / physiopathology*
  • Palliative Care
  • Reinforcement, Psychology
  • Terminology as Topic