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Eryka Boyd

 

Psychology

Area of Doctoral Studies: Human Services Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: Prairie View A&M University
Graduate Institute: Florida A&M University

Research Advisor: Raimi Quiton

Description of Research

Research shows that ethnic minorities¬† and women consistently report lower pain tolerances, greater sensitivity, and unpleasantness is both experimental and clinical settings. I am exploring the role of perceived discrimination as a type of ‘social injury’ that may be linked to how African American women perceive pain, as well as physiological responses, using psychophysical quantitative sensory testing (QST) methods.