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AP Psychology - Chapter 5 - Hypnosis

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Akshil Patel

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of AP Psychology - Chapter 5 - Hypnosis

Hypnosis Facts & Falsehoods Definition: Facts & Falsehoods Facts & Falsehoods In 1999, 3 out of 4 people believed that hypnosis can help people remember long forgotten memories.
In reality, people perceive their memories as they think they should have been. A Social interaction in which one person (the hypnotist) suggests to another (the subject) that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur. Anyone can be hypnotized, however, its power depends on the subject's willingness to be hypnotized. When hypnotized, subjects will not perform any acts that are not part of their nature. Hypnotherapy Posthypnotic Suggestion:

A suggestion, made during a hypnosis session, to be carried out after the subject is no longer hypnotized; used by some clinicians to help control undesired symptoms and behaviors. Hypnotherapy Hypnosis aids in the recovery of many illnesses with its positive suggestions and can even reduce pain. Social Influence Theory This theory states that hypnosis is not an altered consciousness, but rather, an extention of normal consciousness acting as expected in the social situation of hypnosis. Divided Consciousness Dissociation:

A split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously with others. Divided Consciousness Selective Attention: "Hypnosis does not block sensory input, but it may block our attention to those stimuli."

"Much of our behavior occurs on auto-pilot." Unified Account of Hypnosis Dissociation and social influences do not contradict each other. Rather, they are all related. The End !
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