Psych 101 Module 19

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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