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Project: Antecedents and consequences of partners’ helping behavior in the context of pain: A motivational approach

01/01/13 – 31/12/16

It has been acknowledged that pain is not only a private experience, but takes place in a social context. In particular partners play an important role. First, this project investigates the effects of partner’s helping motives and behaviours upon partner/patient outcomes. Second, it is examined which processes can account for these effects. Third, antecedents of partners’ helping motives are investigated.