Psychic Healing

Psychic Healing studies, explanations and evaluation

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  • Created on: 25-12-13 14:18

1. What were the findings for Rosa et al's study?

  • 44% of therapeutic touch practitioners answered correctly, which is lower than chance
  • 58% of therapeutic touch practitioners answered incorrectly
  • The results support the existence of psychic healing
  • the results led to the acceptance of a null-hypothesis
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2. What is psychic healing?

  • Being able to move things in your environment
  • Being able to tell the future
  • Treating a person without conventional physical methods
  • Reading a person's mind

3. What is a negative evaluation point for Rosa et al's study?

  • it lacks credibility
  • The study was designed by a nine years old girl
  • 21 practitioners were used so it lack population validity
  • The study used real-life therapeutic touch practitioners

4. Which are the following are negative evaluation points?

  • Confirmation bias, wiseman and greening's study, Cha et al's study
  • Rosa et al's study, the placebo effect, lack of reliability
  • Lack of reliability, Blackmore and Troscianko's study, Radin's study
  • Wirth et al's study, Cha et al's study, lack of control

5. What were the findings of cha et al's study?

  • the Christian strangers did not pray for the group and so, this affected the results
  • The infertile women who were prayed for, were twice more likely to become pregnant than the control group
  • There were ethical issues
  • The infertile women showed no improvement


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