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Lecture 2: Emotion and social interaction

The effect of social comparison on our emotions should not be underestimated.

Social interaction

In the final section, we will look into some issues about social interaction and comparison.

We all know that pain and pleasure are derived from physical interaction with the environment. But how can we divide pain and pleasure in our brains? Do they always have the obvious distinction?

They play important roles in the dental practice, why?

And is dental practice something related to comparison?

In fact, patients are comparing all the time! What may they compare? The pain? The last treatment experience?

Is it the best strategy to tell patients ‘don’t make any kind of comparison’ during the dentist-patient interaction? What do you think is better? What pros and cons should we keep in mind when we make such a comparison?

We would love to know more about your opinion!

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Brain, Behaviour, and Dentistry

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