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    Placebo Effect Report

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    used to determine the effects of a drug or practice. For instance, in medicine researchers use the placebo effect when they want to test a new medication or a new medical procedure to see if the symptoms improve with or without the assistance of a medication. In psychology, sometimes the method is the same but the approach is different. When researched in psychology the focus is more on the behavioral or neurological causation and treatment. For instance, with depression, there have been numerous studies that study depression and how effective the medications that are prescribed really are in relation to individuals who perceived they are getting better. One of the specific experiment was performed by Dr.’s Andrew F. Leuchter, Ian A. Cook, Elise A. Witte, Melinda Morgan, and nurse Michelle Abrams. Their experiment what to see if the brain function differed in patients that received the actual medication or those who received a placebo pill. According to Leuchter et. al.’s (2002), “between 25%-60% of depressed patients who are treated with placebo may have substantial reductions in symptoms”. This is not uncommon with more trials that have a placebo because it is usually mind over matter in most cases. However, it is also mentioned because of the the high responses, these rates “complicate the development of antidepressant drugs”, this is if, “they…

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    Foster, L., Pasquina, P., & Jabbari, B. (2005). Treatment of pain attributed to plantar fasciitis with botulinum toxin A: a short-term, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 84(9), 649-654. The purpose of this article was to determine if botulinum toxin A is effective is treating pain and function in plantar fasciitis. This study was a double blind placebo controlled study that included twenty-seven people. Some people had…

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    of the research strategy and design used. Include in your discussion the main threats to the internal and external validity of this research. Also, be sure to explain how these threats may have operated to influence the study results. What are the limitations of this research in addition to those you identified with respect to the research strategy and design (e.g., researcher-experimenter effects)? Can you generate alternative interpretations of the researcher 's results? [Note: Please…

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    though the narrator isn’t actually blind, he lacks awareness that makes him more blind than the actual blind person in the story, Robert. The narrator begins talking about how he knows what a blind person is like from the movies he has seen. Blind people to him “moved slowly and never laughed. Sometimes they were led by seeing-eye dogs” (Carver 200). As the story…

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    child all for the sake of the rest of the town. An exchange for the happiness and prosperity of the town one much suffer for the sake of the town. This causes many of the people in the town to not try and do anything to help the child, even if they want to. The expectation is placed upon everyone's shoulders that if one person is to forsake a rule and demise the town, they are not to help the child in the closet. They are not to comfort or be kind to the child for it will doom the town. So the…

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    In the story Cathedral, the narrator's mood changes from being jealous in a way to feeling connected with the blind man. In the beginning when he talks about the blind man he speaks in short sentences and avoids certain topics. Throughout the story he likes talking about his relationship with his wife and all of their good times. He likes to make jokes about the blind man saying things like "maybe I can take him bowling" and things of the sort. Gradually through the movie the narrator becomes…

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    by his wife’s blind friend. Originally the blind man has come to see the woman his friend who he hasn’t seen in years, however in this story the narrator is the one who benefits most from the presence of the blind man. Although the narrator is her husband the blind man seems to know more about the woman than him, the wife and the blind man have been communicating by sending tapes with recorded messages and poems to each other through mail since before the woman married her now husband, when the…

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    Critical Reading: “The Blind Man” We live in a society where people are solely judged by their appearance. We allow the media and the internet to develop our opinions. Most of us no longer take the time to get to know each other and it's rather unfortunate. The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver is very relatable and is a great example because it deals with the idea of looking versus actually seeing. One might think that those two words are interchangeable but Carver shows that…

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    1) What does the cathedral symbolize in the story? I believe the cathedral symbolizes a few things from forgiveness and acceptance . At the beginning of the story the narrator who is also the husband was very skeptical about having Robert the blind man into his home. His excuse was “ I have no blind friends” to his wife. However, that did not stop his wife from inviting Robert in with open arms regardless of what her husband thought. The narrator at first was keeping his distance, but towards…

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    In the story the “Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver this is a story of a blind man named Robert gets invited to the narrator’s house. The narrator didn’t like that Robert was coming to his house, but he didn’t have a choice. The narrator didn’t want Robert in his house because he was blind. The narrator’s wife helped Robert in the summertime by reading reports. She is particularly kind toward Robert, more so than she is to her husband, which makes the narrator jealous. One night, Robert went to the…

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