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Psych 101 - Hypnosis

Psych 101 - Hypnosis - Hypnosis Lecture Stage Hypnosis 1 Is...

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Hypnosis Lecture 09/23/06 Stage Hypnosis - 1) Is hypnosis necessary? No. - 2) The power of image, eg. Use last name - 3) The volunteers are already cooperative / extroverted - 4) The susceptibility test – weeding out - 5) The trance induction – are you getting sleepy? Defines situation as requiring hypnosis but it doesn’t - 6) The “unwilling subject” Typical Demonstrations - 1) The human plank (VIDEO) - 2) Pain avoidance - 3) Failure to challenge - 4) The famous person (Elvis VIDEO) Lecture 10/25/06 The History of Hypnosis - Anton Mesmer (1776) o “Influence of the Planets in the Cure of Disease” o Iron rods and electromagnetic energy o King of France appointed a commission (Benjamin Franklin was a member) o Convulsions were frequent o Thought to be orgasmic reactions o Closed down - James Braid (1840) o Sleep-like trance: Hypnosis o Heightened suggestibility o Power lies in the subject - James Esdaile (1885) o 300 operations using hypnosis without anesthetic - Sigmund Freud (1885) o Uncovering the unconscious
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