Can we improve our own and other people’s lives with the simple power of suggestion?
How strong is the power of suggestion? Is it really possible to change how people think by making small changes to their expectations?
One of the most famous demonstrations is the placebo effect: the idea that fake drugs can make us better.
But psychological research is filled with all sorts of other findings about how simple suggestions can affect the way people think and perceive the world.
Here are nine examples from a new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science (Michael et al., 2012):
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