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Unformatted text preview: Placebo • Placebo: – A fake pill (sugar), injection (saline), or condition • Placebos alter our expectations about our own emotional and physical reactions • Placebo Effect: – Changes in behavior that result from expectations that a drug or other treatment will have some effect • These expectancies then influence bodily activities Experiment Types • Single Blind: – Only the subjects have no idea whether they get real treatment or placebo • Double Blind: – The subjects AND the experimenters have no idea whether the subjects get real treatment or placebo • Best type of experiment if properly set up...
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- Spring '10
- Causality, Experimental Group, placebo