2 original posts and 4 responses 2 for each

Need your ASSIGNMENT done? Use our paper writing service to score better and meet your deadlines.


Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper

Critical thinking: Pseudoscience and the paranormal Second Edition). Smith, J. C. (2018) New York: Wiley. ISBN-13: 978-1119029359 ISBN-10:

  • REQUIRED DVD VIEWING: Penn & Teller BS: Season 1, Episode 2: “Alternative Medicine”

  • Item

    REQUIRED DVD VIEWING: Penn & Teller BS, Season 1, Episode 7, “Feng Shui and Bottled Water”

    • REQUIRED READING: Chapter 11: The Placebo Effect

    • Item

      REQUIRED READING: Chapter 13: Claims of Extraordinary Cures

    F 13.1 FIND THE PLACEBO!

    View all the videos in the “FIND THE PLACEBO” folder. These videos present examples of four controversial treatments.

    1. Acupuncture
    2. Homeopathy
    3. Reflexology
    4. Psychic Surgery
    5. Faith Healers

    In your posting identify specifically in what ways each treatment may enhance the placebo effect. That is, on chapter 183 you will find “The Placebo Checklist.” What checklist items can you find illustrated in the three treatments you have selected. Extra credit if you find a checklist item a classmate has missed. Note: Some treatment may include both placebo and genuinely therapeutic components. In this exercise, focus only on the components that might activate the placebo effect. Use the CAPCON system! The more Placebo Checklist concepts you identify, the higher your grade. Be specific and explain your response.Bad ExampleAcupuncture is so much a placebo. The videos show it words by suggestion, like a placebo. The patient believe it words and it works.Better exampleI viewed the video in which Jon Smith tricked a headache patient into thinking he was getting acupuncture. First the patient was blindfolded, so he couldn’t see what was happening. Then, Smith simply touched random parts of the patients body with a toothpick, not an official acupuncture needle. He did not touch the special parts acupucture experts say should work with headaches. He randomly poked the patient But he said to the patient “This is an ancient Chinese acupuncture treatment. I will slowly and carefully insert special needles in special acupuncture points on your body and twist them in such a way to activate your body energy. It might cause a little discomfort. It will cure your headache.” The patient’s headache went away. ANALYSIS: I could find these placebo pumpups. First, there’s EXPECTATION. Smith led the patient to expect a cure. Second, there’s a NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECT. Randi said the treatment would create some discomfort. Third, theres TREATMENT COMPLEXITY. He touched several parts of the patients body, very carefully as if he were following a special complicated formula..

  • Discussion Board

    F 13.2: Penn & Teller BS: “Alternative Medicine” And “Bottled Water, Feng Shui”

    View Penn & Teller BS episodes 2 (Alternative Medicine” and 7 “Feng Shui.”Repeat what you did in Forum F13.1. Find examples of “placebo pumpups.” Once again, be complete, concrete, and specific. Use the CAPCON system. Describe what was done that earned your application of a pumpup term.Bad ExampleThe magnet therapy hat was really a placebo. The therapist suggested that the magnets would work:Better ExamplePenn & Teller Episode 1, “Alternative Medicine” magnet therapy. In this segment, an official looking sales person, perhaps a nurse or doctor wearing an official looking lab coat” (CREDIBLE DOCTOR, Placebo pumpup concept) applies magnets around the head of a potential customer. The magnet hat was very complicated and impressive (TREATMENT COMPLEXITY, Placebo pumpup concept). The sales person explained how the energy affected the health of the blood (COMPLICATED RATIONALE, Placebo pumpup concept). I suspect the heavy hat was a bit uncomfortable, which could enhance the placebo effect (NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECT. Placebo pumpup concept). The sales person was using a lab coat like a doctor or nurse would wear (THERAPIST CREDIBILITY).View Penn & Teller BS episodes 2 (Alternative Medicine” and 7 “Feng Shui.” These have to be rented online or purchased (see syllabus).Repeat what you did in Forum F13.1. Find examples of “placebo pumpups.” Once again, be complete, concrete, and specific. Use the CAPCON system. Describe what was done that earned your application of a pumpup term.BAD EXAMPLEThe magnet therapy hat was really a placebo. The therapist suggested that the magnets would work:BETTER EXAMPLEPenn & Teller Episode 1, “Alternative Medicine” magnet therapy. In this segment, an official looking sales person, perhaps a nurse or doctor wearing an official looking lab coat” (CREDIBLE DOCTOR, Placebo pumpup concept) applies magnets around the head of a potential customer. The magnet hat was very complicated and impressive (TREATMENT COMPLEXITY, Placebo pumpup concept). The sales person explained how the energy affected the health of the blood (COMPLICATED RATIONALE, Placebo pumpup concept). I suspect the heavy hat was a bit uncomfortable, which could enhance the placebo effect (NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECT. Placebo pumpup concept). The sales person was using a lab coat like a doctor or nurse would wear (THERAPIST CREDIBILITY).

"Is this question part of your assignment? We can help"

ORDER NOW
Writerbay.net

Do you need help with this or a different assignment? We offer CONFIDENTIAL, ORIGINAL (Turnitin/LopesWrite/SafeAssign checks), and PRIVATE services using latest (within 5 years) peer-reviewed articles. Kindly click on ORDER NOW to receive an A++ paper from our masters- and PhD writers.

Get a 15% discount on your order using the following coupon code SAVE15


Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper