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Module 19 - 19:26 Objective 19-2 Those who study hypnosis...

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19:26 Objective 19-2 Those who study hypnosis agree that its power resides not in the hypnotist but in the subject’s openness to suggestion Hypnotists have no magical mind control power, but instead merely engage people’s ability to focus on certain images or behaviors Many researchers refer to hypnotic “susceptibility” as hypnotic ability- the ability to focus attention totally on a task, to become imaginatively absorbed in it, to entertain fanciful possibilities Anyone who can turn attention inward and imagine is able to experience some degree of hypnosis 60 years of research dispute claims of “age regression”- the supposed ability to relive childhood experiences o not all of our memories are permanently stored hypnosis cant force people to act against their will .... studies asked people to pretend they were hypnotized as a control group…..the lab experimenter was unaware these people
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