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Unformatted text preview: amp; increase his/her concentration • Subject has to be willing but differ in: Hypnotic suggestibility: determined through scales determined having having a series of pass-fail suggestions that are read fail to a subject after hypnotic induction M. Bassil PSYC 202 33 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 11/4/2009 Hypnotic Behaviors & Experiences Involuntary Control & Behaving against One’s Will People People subjectively feel their actions are not under their control; & would do harmful things ► just because an just authority authority figure asks them to Amazing Feats Stage Stage hypnotists gets audience member to perform a physical physical feat Experiment on toxic leaf allergy (Peoples’ (Peoples’ beliefs & expectations may produce produce similar results) M. Bassil PSYC 202 Hypnotic Behaviors & Experiences Pain Pain Tolerance Surgeries Surgeries making use of hypnosis instead of anesthesia anesthesia Even Even for those who have chronic pains thru modifying neural activity in certain brain areas; BUT can be done thru thru mental imagery, or other distracting tasks How How this happens is unknown (influence release of endorphins? endorphins? Decrease fear? Distract from pain?...) Hypnotic Hypnotic Amnesia (a suggestion not to remember some aspects during the session) or after (posthypnotic amnesia); causes are debated ► voluntary attempt, or altered state of consciousness M. Bassil PSYC 202 34 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 11/4/2009 Hypnotic Behaviors & Experiences Hypnosis, Hypnosis, Memory Enhancement, & Eyewitness Eyewitness Testimony Example: Example: those kidnapped (may give vivid descriptions descriptions of kidnappers when hypnotized) BUT BUT controlled experiments are not supportive (some recalled info is inaccurate ► pseudomemories are created) are M. Bassil PSYC 202 Theories of Hypnosis What is hypnosis? Dissociation Theories: altered state involving altered a division (dissociation) of consciousness (the 2 states are both experienced simultaneously, but are disconnected ►one of which is the “hidden observer”) Social Cognitive Theories: experiences result experiences from expectations of people who are motivated to being hypnotized readiness to respond (Does NOT mean they’re faking it) M. M. Bassil PSYC 202 35 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 11/4/2009 The Hypnotized Brain PET PET scans ► In left hemisphere, increased In brain activation in one region only when hypnotized (an altered state of brain activation) (an Pain-reducing suggestions reducing Decrease subjective reports of pain Decrease Decrease activity in brain regions that process pain signals signals M. Bassil PSYC 202 36 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)...
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