Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100864 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Ben Colagiuri

Brief description This project seeks to develop and experimentally test a new model of placebo effects that will unpack how expectancy, control, and conditioning combine to produce placebo effects. The placebo effect is a fascinating and important psychological phenomenon whereby improvement occurs following a sham treatment. Despite considerable evidence for placebo effects across various health, sporting, and educational outcomes, exactly how these effects are formed and maintained remains unclear. Greater understanding of the placebo effect would enable us to accurately evaluate health, educational, and sporting interventions and would facilitate the development of interventions that harness the placebo effect to improve outcomes.

Funding Amount $382,536

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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