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Does hypnosis explain did contrasting theoretical

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Unformatted text preview: ly creates another personality to bear the brunt of it. Experts Experts say 60-95% of DID patients suffered severe 60physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse as children Patient Patient continues to use this technique for dealing with stressful circumstances. Does hypnosis “explain” DID? _ Contrasting theoretical views of the nature of hypnosis mirror the controversy over the nature of DID _ Special State (Trance) Model Hypnotic behavior results from a special state of consciousness (a trance trance) that fundamentally alters the way the individual processes information. In this state, the subject is highly susceptible to suggestion and dissociation. _ Socio-Cognitive Model SocioHypnotic behavior does not differ fundamentally from non-hypnotic nonbehavior. It constitutes a social role enacted by the subject within which he/she focuses concentration and implicitly agrees to “go along with” the suggestions of the hypnotist. 9 The “Audience Analogy” of Hypnotic Suggestibility In a movie theater, there are two kinds of people: Those Those who are willing and able to “suspend disbeli...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2013 for the course PSYC 214 taught by Professor Porterfield during the Fall '10 term at Oberlin.

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