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The hypnosis scales at their centenary: some fundamental issues still unresolved.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8425775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Current approaches to the measurement of hypnotic performance can be traced back to the 19th century. In part because of these early origins and in part because of the nature of hypnotic phenomena, the hypnosis scales are unique psychometric instruments. The classic hypnosis scales are based on the notion of a "performance ladder"; items are scored on a pass/fail basis and can be arranged in increasing order of difficulty. Some of the implications on this "performance ladder" approach are reviewed. The evidence for two-mechanism models of hypnotic performance is reviewed. It is argued that this kind of formulation is at least as plausible as one that argues that the hypnosis scales measure "one thing" or "mostly one thing." If it were the case that the hypnosis scales were tapping two different and distinct processes, the label "hypnotic susceptibility" could not be unambiguously applied to scores on the hypnosis scales. The hypnosis scales would appear well-suited to the investigation of underlying mechanisms, yet no consistent picture of the mechanisms underlying hypnotic performance on the scales has emerged thus far. No resolution is presented, but some of the reasons why such a resolution is so elusive are discussed. The future of hypnosis scales is discussed with respect to multidimensional assessment and alternatives to the "work sample" approach.
Authors:
C G Balthazard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-02     Completed Date:  1993-03-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Hypnosis*
Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
Psychometrics
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