General Discussion and Conclusions

  • June Rathbone
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


The etiology of sadomasochism is presented as diverse. In some cases, a form of physiological addiction may result from protracted pain or stress in childhood. Traumatic experiences or insensitive parenting have often permitted little opportunity for the development of a theory of mind.


Stroop Task Endogenous Opioid Index Subject Bare Breast Prolonged Pain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • June Rathbone
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  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland

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