Perceived injustice in chronic pain: an examination through the lens of predictive processing. Pain management Bissell, D. A., Ziadni, M. S., Sturgeon, J. A. 2018; 8 (2): 129–38


Chronic pain conditions have been shown to be exacerbated by psychological factors, and a better understanding of these factors can inform clinical practice and improve the efficacy of interventions. The current paper investigates perceived injustice, a novel psychosocial construct, within a framework influenced by the tenets of predictive processing. The proposed conceptual model derived from tenets of predictive processing yields a single hierarchical self-reconfiguring system driven by prediction, which accounts for a wide range of human experiences such as perception, behavior, learning and emotion. This conceptualization can inform the development and implementation of more targeted therapeutic interventions for chronic pain.

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