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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