Unformatted text preview: izing.-Theory of Animal Magnetism : Natural force in the body that are ruled by the stars and if the stars were not aligned then people would have illnesses and need to align the stars with the magnets.-Hysterical illness: people who have physical illnesses but they don’t work in the same way that normal “physical” illnesses do. -Ex: hysterical blindness; a person will not be able to see an ax coming at them but will avoid spikes on the floor. -But people liked and believed in the rock. Mesmerizing started as a cure (a tonic. .. wa-ter that had the stone in it.) then it changed to hypnotism (when you get around the wa-ter, you get sleepy (from the guy with nice trees and his gardener) and no pain (from a surgical doctor that was trying to find something like an anesthetic. ..it convinces people that will not think of pain as the bad thing and just as signals))-There are no special tests for hypnosis to see if it works....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07