It is interesting that psychology focuses more on biology than the brain and the nervous system. We learned that psychologists rely heavily on the scientific method as well as statistical analysis. Also that psychology consists of a lot more numerical analysis than expected.
In psychology math and science is used often to discover the answers psychologists are looking for. Once you become a psychologist the answers you give to people reflect your reality. Psychology focuses on biology that help you discover psychological disorders.
1. The patients were hoping to alleviate severe arm pain.
2. One group received fake pills while the other group received fake acupuncture.
3. Both groups showed expected results if each treatment were real. Some of the first groups showed side effects from the pill and many from both groups had their pain relieved.
4. No, they were fake.
5. Placebos can stimulate real physiological responses, like change in heart rate, blood pressure, and fatigue.