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psy2_lec16_drugs - Drugs and consciousness(Reminder one...

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Drugs and consciousness (Reminder: one homework is due by Thursday the 1 st )
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Hypnosis s “Suggestibility” in the context of interactions between a hypnotist and a subject b Monotonous, repeated suggestions b Suggesting sensations you’re likely to have anyway s “You will feel twitching in your arms and legs” b Belief and willingness s Getting someone to believe they’re hypnotized is key s You can’t be hypnotized if you’re unwilling
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Hypnosis s Stanford Hypnotic Suggestibility Scale: twelve hypnotic suggestions b Your left hand will become rigid; you’ll be unable to open your eyes; you’ll be unable to say your name when asked b About 10% of college students are susceptible to all twelve s Hypnotizability is a stable trait b 50 people tested in college and 25 years later b Correlation of scores: r = .71 b (Piccione et al., 1989)
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Hypnosis s Hypnosis has uses b Can speed healing, reduce pain s Especially acute pain (e.g., an injury) s Affects brain activity in anterior cingulate cortex, thalamus, brain stem b Can help asthma symptoms and nausea b Post-hypnotic suggestion s Can help with weight loss (but maybe not addictions)
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Hypnosis s Hypnosis has limits b Suggestibility: can’t recover memories b Can’t cause “magical” abilities
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Hypnosis s Two features: s Mind’s ability to alter its perceptions b Less awareness of pain suggests strengthened ability to control attention and perception s Susceptibility to social influence b s Probably a combination of both b Ways we can use and control our attention and perception
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