Module 8 psych 201

Module 8 psych 201 - Module 8: Hypnosis and Drugs A....

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Module 8: Hypnosis and Drugs A. Hypnosis: a researcher, clinician, or hypnotist suggest that a person will experience changes in perceptions, thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. B. Hypnotic Induction: inducing hypnosis by first asking a person to either stare at an object or close his or her eyes and then suggesting that the person is becoming very relaxed. C. Altered State Theory of Hypnosis: holds that hypnosis puts a person into an altered state of consciousness, during which the person is disconnected form reality and so is able to experience and respond to various suggestions. D. Sociocognitive theory of Hypnosis: says that behaviors observed during hypnosis result not from being hypnotized but rather from having the special ability of responding to imaginative suggestions and social pressures. a. Imaginative suggestability: people will do crazy things because they are just willing. b. Hypnotic Analgesia: a reduction in pain reported by clients after they had undergone hypnosis and received suggestions that reduced their anxiety and promoted relaxation. c.
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