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Expectations guide our health - PhD defense Stefanie Meeuwis

Positive expectations about a particular medicine support the actual health outcomes, even when people are told that that it is a placebo-effect. The opposite, the nocebo-effect, does also work that way. Health psychologist Stefanie Meeuwis found proof

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Behavioral consequences of Corona

Andrea Evers as a behavioral expert about Corona in multiple news broadcasts as for example 'Feiten en Fabels' (NPO 1, Dutch news broadcast) and M (NPO 1). What are psychological consequences of the Corona pandemic? What does it mean for our mental health

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How to make use of placebo effects in clinical practice?

This upcoming symposium focuses on innovative application of placebo- and nocebo effects into practice. This virtual meeting enables you to be close to professionals and soak up all knowledge from your home chair.

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Watch out for the nocebo corona effect - Blog by Andrea Evers

We are confronted on a daily basis with news about the Corona virus and its consequences. In this blog, Andrea Evers answers questions about how to deal with these in the corona situation.

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Rubicon grant for pain researcher Aleksandrina Skvortsova

Aleksandrina Skvortsova has been awarded a Rubicon grant by the NWO. She will use it to conduct research at McGill University in Canada into whether memories and stress influence how we experience pain.

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