Hypnosis

Hypnosis - Hypnosis I. Hypnosis Hypnosis does not have any...

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Hypnosis I. Hypnosis Hypnosis does not have any special power to improve memory Hypnosis produces false memories in response to suggestions Research example: recall of comforting object from childhood - makes them feel better by remembering it From a time in childhood that is difficult to recall, so prime example of suggestibility - mother or father can say what the real comfort object was, and then ask the subject what it was (some after hypnosis) - no benefit to being hypnotized - same accuracy of recall When given suggestion under hypnosis, a person is very susceptible to creating false memories: 77% o Legit uses of hypnosis Can change behavioral Habits Smoking, overeating, nail biting Can help with pain management Having babies, back injury Relaxation Hypnosis has systematic relaxation part in the beginning Hypnosis helps people focus their attention and follow suggestions better than they usually would A. Two main characteristics 1. Selective attention
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Hypnosis - Hypnosis I. Hypnosis Hypnosis does not have any...

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