SHAM SURGERY By N., Sam M.S. - 7 In experiments of surgical intervention, it mimics surgery but no parts are removed or altered. also known as shame operation. This operation is just like the experimental surgery. SHAM SURGERY: "Sham surgery does not have any systemic effects." Related Psychology Terms Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams CEREBRAL CORTEX DELAYED REACTION Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development HELMHOLTZ, HERMANN LUDWIG FERDINAND VON (1821-94) THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REACTION TIME (Response Latency) Developing a Case Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SHAM SURGERY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sham-surgery/ (accessed August 13, 2022).