Positive Results via Placebo

If you follow my blog regularly, you know I’m interested in the placebo effect. I came across an article and a video that I thought might further stir thoughtful discussion on the topic. As always, share your thoughts!


Don’t Underestimate the Placebo Effect


“In this episode of Good Life Project TV, author/entrepreneur, Jonathan Fields, interviews famed psychologist, behavioral-economist and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely.

In his late teens, a horrific accident burned 70% of Dan’s body and sent him into the hospital for three years. And it was that experience that incited a deep curiosity about how we behave in the world, how we experience and make choices about pleasure, pain and value, what we believe and the stories we tell ourselves.”

It’s a long video, but the first 10 minutes includes observations Dan made about the placebo effect while he was in the hospital.