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Sep 19 2017 | TEDMED | Posted In: Health, Health Care, Media, Voices of MBL
Watch Dr. Crum’s TEDMED talk, “Harnessing the Power of Placebos” in which she shares research on placebos and encourages us to consider the placebo effect as more than a mysterious response to an inert substance.
Jul 20 2017 | Health Psychology | Posted In: Exercise
Octavia Zahrt and Alia Crum find that individuals’ perceptions about their level of physical activity strongly predicted mortality, even after accounting for the effects of actual physical activity and other known determinants of mortality.
Jul 20 2017 | NPR | Posted In: Exercise, Voices of MBL
Feeling less fit in comparison to others might trim away years of life, according to a recent study published by Octavia Zahrt and Alia Crum.
Jul 20 2017 | The Guardian | Posted In: Voices of MBL
Mind & Body Lab honor student, Steve Rathje ('18), publishes article in the Guardian on the effects of framing and metaphors. 
Jul 13 2017 | New York Times | Posted In: Health Care, Voices of MBL
Lauren Howe reports in New York Times article that for some patients, particularly those battling weight issues, a doctor’s declarations of personal fitness may not have the intended effect of attracting new patients. Instead, rather than inspiring them, it can drive them away.