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Defining hypnosis as a trance vs. cooperation: hypnotic inductions, suggestibility, and performance standards.
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PMID:  11799537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared participants' responsiveness to a standard administration of a hypnotic suggestibility scale (CURSS; Spanos, Radtke, Hodgins, Bertrand, Stam, & Moretti, 1983) that defined the ability to experience hypnosis in terms of cooperation (SI; standard induction, N = 27) with a version of the same scale administered with all references to cooperation removed (CR; cooperation removed, N = 34) and with a version of the scale with the "induction" removed (NI; no induction, N = 35). In a fourth condition, participants were informed that the ability to experience hypnosis depended on their ability to achieve an altered state of consciousness or "trance" (AS; altered state, N = 33). Removing instructions for cooperation had an effect on objective (CR < SI) but not on subjective hypnotic responding. Removing the hypnotic induction had no appreciable effect on any dimension of hypnotic responsivity. Consistent with predictions derived from performance standards theory (Lynn & Rhue, 1991), participants who received the altered state set responded to fewer suggestions than did participants who received the standard induction (SI). Estimates of suggestions passed that were assessed before and after test suggestions were administered were, respectively, weakly to moderately correlated with objective and subjective measures of hypnotic suggestibility.
Steven Jay Lynn; Holly Vanderhoff; Kelley Shindler; Jane Stafford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical hypnosis     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0002-9157     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Clin Hypn     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-21     Completed Date:  2002-03-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100626     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Hypn     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychology Department, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA.
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Cooperative Behavior*

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