Dr Joanna McParland - Guest speakers - University of Derby

“It’s not fair. Social justice beliefs and their implications for effective functioning in the experience of chronic pain.”

A talk at the University of Derby by Dr Joanna McParland, Caledonian University.
Wednesday 26 March 2014, 4.15pm to 5.15pm.
Heap Lecture Theatre, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

Dr Joanna McParland is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests include social psychological processes involved in coping with long-term painful conditions, particularly those related to attribution processes and the impact of beliefs about social justice issues in the context and experience of chronic pain.

What the talk will cover:

Research suggests that social justice beliefs related to considerations of fairness and unfairness are important for our well-being, and are especially relevant when we experience some life adversity, such as a long-term chronic and painful health condition. A growing field of investigation suggests that perceiving injustice in this context can be detrimental to the pain experience, while the ability to maintain some sense of justice in life, through the fundamental belief in a just world might operate as a personal resource that protects well-being in some circumstances of pain. The aim of this presentation is to discuss research on the implications of social justice cognitions for the experience of painful conditions, to outline future research directions and to consider opportunities for intervention.

All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend - just come along.

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