Roger Fillingim, PhD
Note: This is sample content only, real content still to be inserted…The experience of pain is complex and sculpted by dynamic interactions among multiple biological and psychosocial factors. These biopsychosocial influences produce robust inter-individual differences in responses to pain and its treatment. Numerous individual difference variables can impact pain, including demographics (e.g. sex, race/ethnicity, age), genetic factors, and psychological characteristics. Importantly, these variables can interact with each other to affect pain responses. This session will present a model for conceptualizing individual differences in pain and present findings regarding the influence of biopsychosocial factors on pain. The session will conclude with a discussion of implications for pain assessment and treatment.