Psych 101 Module 19 - control undesired symptoms and...

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Psych 101 Module 19 Hypnosis 10/10/2007 11:57:00 Hypnosis-  a social interaction in which one person (the hypnotist) suggests to  another (the subject) that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will  spontaneously occur.  Hypnotic ability- the ability to focus attention totally on a task, to become  imaginatively absorbed in it, to entertain fanciful possibilities.  Can not recall childhood memories through hypnosis. Posthypnotic suggestions-  a suggestion made during hypnosis session, to be  carried out after the subject is no longer hypnotized; used by some clinicians to help 
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Unformatted text preview: control undesired symptoms and behaviors. Hypnosis can alleviate pain. Dissociation- a split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously with others. Hypnosis does not block sensory input, but it may block our attention to those stimuli. Social influence theory- contends that hypnotic phenomena are not unique to hypnosis. Hypnosis is a combination of social influence and divided consciousness. 10/10/2007 11:57:00 10/10/2007 11:57:00...
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