Placebo Effect An Interdisciplinary Exploration

ISBN-10: 067466986X
ISBN-13: 9780674669864
Edition: 1997
Authors: Anne Harrington
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Description: Beginning with a review of the role of placebos in the history of medicine, this book investigates the current surge of interest in placebos, and probes the methodological difficulties of saying scientifically just what placebos can and cannot do.

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Beginning with a review of the role of placebos in the history of medicine, this book investigates the current surge of interest in placebos, and probes the methodological difficulties of saying scientifically just what placebos can and cannot do.

Anne Harrington is senior lecturer in law and ethics, management and education at City University. Anne has been teaching for nearly twenty years, she is passionate about supporting and enhancing students' learning experience. Her PhD in Education focused on the students' experience of academic support in higher education and reported that many of them who had their prior academic education overseas found it difficult to develop critical and analytical thinking when writing their essay.

Introduction
The Placebo: Is It Much ado about Nothing?
Clinical Reflections on The Placebo Phenomenon Howard Spiro The Nocebo Phenomenon: Scope and Foundations
The Doctor as Therapeutic agent: A Placebo Effect
Research Agenda Howard Brody Toward a Neurobiology of Placebo analgesia
The Contribution of Desire and Expectation to Placebo analgesia: Implications for New Research Strategies
The Role of Conditioning in Pharmaco
Therapy Robert Ader Specifying Nonspecifics: Psychological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects Irving Kirsch Placebo, Pain, and Belief
A Biocultural Model
Conversations at The Disciplinary Borders Edited
Contributors
Index

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