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Hypnosis 10/26/05 1. Facilitative Communication a. Shown as an example of lack of control 2. Stage Hypnosis a. Stage hypnosis i. Is hypnosis necessary? ii. The power image iii. The volunteers – already cooperative/extroverted iv. The susceptibility test – weeding out v. The trance induction vi. The “unwilling” subject b. The Typical Demonstration i. The human plank ii. Pain avoidance iii. Failure to Challenge – “You cannot bend your elbow” iv. The Famous Person c. What happens? i. Audience assumes hypnotist is controlling behavior ii. All it takes: 1. A suggestive audience 2. A few cooperative hams iii. Subjects don’t have to be hypnotized for a good show 3. History of Hypnosis a. Anton Mesmer (1766) i. Believed that you could cure people with magnetized
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Unformatted text preview: b. Royal Commission (1784) i. Led by Ben Franklin ii. Public Report: Effects due to imagination, not magnetism iii. Secret Report: Causing people to orgasm c. James Braid (1840) i. Sleep-like trance; Hypnosis ii. Heightened suggestibility; power is in the hypnotized subject iii. The watch technique d. James Esdaile (1885) i. 300 operations in India using hypnosis as a pain killer e. Sigmund Freud (1885) i. Uncovering the Unconscious ii. Ultimate rejection: Dependency; Susceptibility? iii. Used free association f. Ernest Hilgard (1980) i. Scientific studies on learning ii. Divided consciousness iii. The Stanford Experiments g....
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