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week 10

Citations(In-class Assignment)

Dixit, Jay. “New! Improved! And Still 100 Percent Fake | Jay Dixit.” Jay Dixit. Washinton Post, 19 May 2012. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://jaydixit.com/articles/washingtonpost/placebo-effect/&gt;.

This article is from the Washington Post and gives a clear view of my topic. The article discusses the pros and cons of the placebo effect and references numerous studies done on that topic. The article shows that people overestimate placebos at times and really shows the audience what all this placebo business is about.

Spiegel, Alix. “Hotel Maids Challenge the Placebo Effect.” NPR. NPR, 03 Jan. 2008. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17792517&gt;.

This article is from National Public Radio. This article is about an experiment basically on the placebo effect to see whether it works. The article has a lot of quotes and several firsthand experiences from Langer who was the researcher involved in the experiment.

Franzen, Harald. “Study Finds Placebo Effect Is Fake: Scientific American.” Science News, Articles and Information. Scientific American, 25 May 2001. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-finds-placebo-effec&gt;.

This article is from the Scientific American magazine and is the counter argument for my paper. It states that the placebo effect does not work at all; the magazine cites research from the New England Journal of Medicine. Anyway this works perfect as a counter for my main paper.


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