YouTube Videos

Gate theory and ascending inhibition (Gate Control Theory), Dr. John Campbell.  Episode 6 of a series


Pain Gating Theory. Melzack and Wall retracted their original Pain Gating premise as it was discovered that no ‘Transmission Cell’ or ‘T’ cell exists in the dorsal horn. As the current literature states, nociceptive inhibition that occurs with increased mechanoreceptor activity is a reproducible event. This video explains the current theoretical mechanism


Pain 12, Chronic pain, Dr John Campbell. Episode 12 of a series


Pain and the Brain, with Allan Basbaum, UCSF department of anatomy, takes a look into our current understanding of the function of the human brain and some of the important diseases that cause nervous system dysfunction. Series: ‘UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public’



YouTube is potentially an amazingly diverse resource. However, with some notable exceptions, the quality of YouTube videos in many areas of health psychology is variable. The selections suggested below offer a variety of perspectives on relevant issues complementing the chapters in the textbook. While every effort has been made to choose videos that contain accurate information, we can accept no responsibility for the content or for the opinions expressed which reside with the video makers. There is a need for more in-depth, high-quality, scientifically-based content for students of health psychology on YouTube.