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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
A response to a placebo, caused by subjects' belief that they are taking real drugs.
Presenting positive results even with a fake treatment
Reacting as if you had actually taken a drug
Thinking or acting like you're feeling better merely because you believe you are being affected by medications
Examples of the Placebo Effect
Someone is given a pill that the doctor says is a powerful painkiller (but it is really a sugar pill) feels reduced pain.
You give someone a non-alcoholic beer but you don't tell them that it is fake; therefore, they will probably still act as if they were drunk.
Close door buttons and crosswalk buttons in big cities, have no wiring, they just make people feel in control.
If a patient believes a treatment to be harmful, it can have negative effects; this is known as the nocebo effect.
Sometimes when people take a placebo pain reliever and report that their pain was reduced, the expectancy for the pain to be relieved led the brain to release pain stopping endorphins.
Many psychologists believe that the placebo effect may be due to
, that we have been conditioned to expect recovery after taking pills.
are used to determine if a drug actually works or if it is only the placebo effect kicking in. Group A would get sugar pills, and B would get the drug, but neither the patient nor the doctors know which patients are in which group until the end of the experiment.
use placebo pills to reduce
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