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Advancing Science Through Critical Discussion

The July 2013 issue of Perspectives builds upon recent discussions and initiatives in psychological science, featuring a special section devoted exclusively to advancing the field. ... More>

Placebo Effect Largely Ignored in Psychological Intervention Studies

Many brain-training companies tout the scientific backing of their products. But most intervention studies like these have a critical flaw: They don't account for the placebo effect. ... More>

Is the Placebo Effect Dangerous?

Placebo Power

APS Fellow and Charter Member Irving Kirsch, associate director of the Placebo Studies Program at Harvard Medical School, says the difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect […] More>