Self-Fulfilling Prophesies , Placebo Effects , and the Social – Psychological Creation of Reality

@inproceedings{Crum2015SelfFulfillingP,
  title={Self-Fulfilling Prophesies , Placebo Effects , and the Social – Psychological Creation of Reality},
  author={Alia J Crum},
  year={2015}
}
In this essay, we pull together foundational research from the psychological, sociological, and medical sciences to illuminate the undeniable influence of the psychosocial context in constructing objective reality. From psychology, we review the growing body of research on how beliefs and expectations about common experiences (e.g., nutrition, stress, and aging) can fundamentally alter the impact of those experiences. From sociology, we review the role of social influence in constructing the… CONTINUE READING

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