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    Placebo Effect
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      The placebo effect occurs when a patient is administered an inert substance (hasn't any pharmacological effect) believing that the medication will improve healing and the patient’s condition really improves.

      Background Information

    • Placebo - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Placebo effect - The Skeptic's Dictionary [View Resource]
    • Placebo Effect: A Cure in the Mind [View Resource]
    • Placebo in history [View Resource]
    • Placebo-controlled study [View Resource]
    • Nocebo [View Resource]
    • Placebo Effect Implications for Religion [View Resource]
    • Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • The Placebo Effect of Food Labeling [View Experiment]
    • Caffeine and The Placebo Effect - Science Fair Project [View Experiment]
    • The Placebo Effect - Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • The Placebo Effect: Do You Believe Your Teacher? [View Experiment]
    • Explanation of Key Concepts in The Classic Experiment [View Experiment]
    • Placebo Effect: The Power of the Sugar Pill [View Experiment]
    • The Power of the Placebo Effect [View Experiment]
    • Experiments, Good and Bad [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Studies and Articles

    • Great expectations: the evolutionary psychology of faith healing and the placebo effect [View Experiment]
    • Consciousness and the Placebo Effect [View Experiment]
    • Placebo Effects of Marketing Actions: Consumers May Get What They Pay For [View Experiment]
    • Baseline, Placebo, and Treatment: Efficient Estimation for Three-Group Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Does the presence of a pharmacological substance alter the placebo effect?—results of two experimental studies using the placebo-caffeine paradigm [View Experiment]
    • Design of Experiments [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Placebo effect in sports [View Experiment]
    • The placebo effect of ankle taping on ankle instability [View Thesis]
    • Acupuncture for Insomnia: A Systematic Review and Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials [View Thesis]
    • The effects of nutritional supplement, mass fX™, on Muscular strength, body composition, and blood chemistries in resistance trained adult males [View Thesis]

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