Placebo Expectancies as a Mechanism in the Psychological and Physiological Benefits of Physical Exercise

@inproceedings{Wullimann2010PlaceboEA,
  title={Placebo Expectancies as a Mechanism in the Psychological and Physiological Benefits of Physical Exercise},
  author={Simon Wullimann},
  year={2010}
}
The present research is designed to examine the potential role of the placebo effect in the benefits of physical exercise. To this end, 64 healthy non-exercising young adults were randomly assigned to a positive expectancy, negative expectancy, or no-information control group. Participants in the positive expectancy group received feedback that their daily level of activity indicated that they were living an active lifestyle and should be receiving the corresponding physical and psychological… CONTINUE READING

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