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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 brain’s frontal lobes SOCIOCOGNITIVE THEORY: approach to explaining hypnosis based on people’s 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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