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Issue 4/2008

Okładka pierwszego numeru czasopisma Psychologia Społeczna

 

On the ineffectiveness of provoking distrust

Michal Parzuchowski
Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities 
Faculty in Sopot


Abstract
Witkowski (2009, this issue) accomplished a successful hoax publishing an article in the popular science magazine "Charaktery" that reviewed a bogus therapy that readers found interesting and believable. This commentary approaches the debate from two standpoints: 1) hoax type of provocations should be addressed to a critical reader; 2) provoking readers' distrust does not help them choose an efficient therapy. The described provocation is discussed in relation to therapeutic choices by oncology patients.

Key words: distrust, pseudo-therapy, oncology

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