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Unformatted text preview: ly creates another personality to bear
the brunt of it.
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) 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
Those who are willing and able to “suspend disbeli...
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