SHAPE Research Seminar Series

The placebo and nocebo effect in sport: critical questions for sport and exercise researchers and practitioners

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Philip Hurst, Canterbury and Christ Church University presents: The placebo and nocebo effect in sport: critical questions for sport and exercise researchers and practitioners.

  • From: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Philip Hurst, Canterbury and Christ Church University presents: The placebo and nocebo effect in sport: critical questions for sport and exercise researchers and practitioners.

Abstract

The placebo effect is a desirable outcome resulting from a person’s expected and/or learned response to a treatment or situation. The nocebo effect is essentially the opposite and denotes the negative counterpart of the placebo phenomenon. In the last two decades, an exponential increase in research into the placebo and nocebo effect on sport performance has provided interesting data relating to how we can control and capitalise on its effect. However, there are still questions that remained unanswered. Three are particularly important for sport and exercise science that I will address in this talk: 1) What should we be looking for in randomised placebo controlled trials? 2) How can sport practitioners capitalise (ethically) on the placebo phenomenon to improve an athlete’s performance?; and 3) Can the placebo effect be used as a tool to prevent doping in sport?

This seminar is hosted by Dr Christopher Matthews

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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