Placebos: A Psychological and Biological Perspective

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Prados, J. and Gibson, C. 2023. Placebos: A Psychological and Biological Perspective . in: Hall, C. (ed.) Introduction to Biological Psychology Sussex University of Sussex Library .
AuthorsPrados, J. and Gibson, C.
EditorsHall, C.
Abstract

To gain an understanding of the following:

The definition of a placebo effect.
The biological and psychological mechanisms of the placebo effect.
The importance of placebos in clinical trial design and their ethical considerations.
The contribution of placebos to our understanding of complex disorders i.e. pain, depression.

Keywordsplacebo effect; biological and psychological effects; pain; depression
Year2023
Book titleIntroduction to Biological Psychology
PublisherUniversity of Sussex Library
Place of publicationSussex
ISBN9781739214807
Web address (URL)https://openpress.sussex.ac.uk/introductiontobiologicalpsychology/chapter/title-placebos-a-psychological-and-biological-perspective/
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Online20 Feb 2023
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Deposited24 May 2023
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