Defense of the PACE trial is based on argumentation fallacies

Steven Lubet*

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In defense of the PACE trial, Petrie and Weinman employ a series of misleading or fallacious argumentation techniques, including circularity, blaming the victim, bait and switch, non-sequitur, setting up a straw person, guilt by association, red herring, and the parade of horribles. These are described and explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1205
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • PACE trial
  • beliefs
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • health beliefs
  • myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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