Placebo: A psychological perspective

In this lecture, John Raglin discusses the placebo (and nocebo) effect in the context of sport supplements. 

You will learn about:

 Traditional vs. contemporary perspectives on the placebo effect  Placebo and nocebo effect on the study and use of supplements Design of scientific studies to eliminate the placebo effect 

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Prof. John Raglin

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40 mins

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John Raglin

John Raglin is a sports psychology researcher, professor in the department of kinesiology and ­director of graduate studies at the School of Public Health at Indiana ­University Bloomington. John is author of several seminal studies in sports psychology. He has diverse research background, studying the Overtraining Syndrome, anxiety and sport performance, pacing strategies in sports performance, and, as he discusses in the lecture, the placebo effect in sport. 
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