Chapter 5 - Theories of Hypnosis Unconscious drives and...

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Chapter 5: Hypnosis 01:01 HYPNOSIS: set of techniques that provides people with suggestions for alterations in their perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (originally coined neurohypnosis for the Greek word “hypno” meaning sleep) Induction method : typically includes suggestions for relaxation and calmness Myth 1: Hypnosis produces a trance state in which “amazing’ things happen Myth 2: Hypnotic phenomena are unique Myth 3: Hypnosis is a sleeplike state Myth 4: Hypnotized people are unaware of their surroundings Myth 5: Hypnotized people forget what happened during hypnosis Myth 6: Hypnosis enhances memory PAST LIFE REGRESSION THEORY: therapeutic approach that hypnotizes and supposedly age-regresses patients to a previous life to identify the source of a present-day problem
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Unformatted text preview: Theories of Hypnosis Unconscious drives and motivations A willingness to overlook logical inconsistencies Receptivity to suggestion Inhibition of the brains frontal lobes SOCIOCOGNITIVE THEORY: approach to explaining hypnosis based on peoples attitudes, beliefs and expectations DISSOCIATION THEORY: approach to explaining hypnosis based on separation between personality functions that are normally well integrated Dissociation: a division of consciousness in which attention, effort, and planning are carried out without awareness Hidden observer : an unhypnotized part of the mind one could access Flexible observer : the hypnotized person will respond differently according to what the person expects 01:01 01:01...
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