It’s kind of magic: The application of magic in the children's hospital
This project investigates the effects of a magic-based intervention in optimizing expectancies, alleviating self-reported distress and improving hospital experience in children with either a short- or long-term hospital stay.
Parents and pediatric healthcare providers' knowledge and opinions about placebo-related treatment applications in child hospital care
This study investigates what parents and pediatric healthcare providers know and think about placebo effects and potential placebo-related applications to optimize child healthcare.
Placebo and nocebo effects in physical symptoms
Placebo and nocebo effect have been shown to affect a wide range of physical symptoms: pain, itch, breathlessness.
Placebo and nocebo effects in the brain
At IPS, we are dedicated to advancing the understanding of the brain mechanisms behind the placebo and nocebo effect.
Placebo and nocebo effects in the immune and endocrine system
Expectancies have been shown to affect not only self-reported outcomes, such as pain and itch, but also physiological markers such as endocrine and immune responses.
Therapeutic interventions to maximize placebo and minimize nocebo effects
Basic research generates a lot of knowledge on how placebo and nocebo effects work. At IPS we strive to translate this knowledge into feasible and easy to apply clinical applications and therapeutic interventions for people with chronic medical complaints or health conditions.