Theories of Hypnosis: Current Models and Perspectives

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Steven J. Lynn, Judith W. Rhue
Guilford Press, 1991 - Psychology - 634 pages
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This volume presents a "state-of-the-science" view of existing theories of hypnosis. Written by eminent scholars and researchers, this uniquely authoritative resource also provides a wealth of information about the history of hypnosis, clinical and research perspectives on hypnosis, and the strengths and weaknesses of empirical methods used to address crucial theoretical questions.
  

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Contents

An Introduction
1
A Clinical Perspective
19
History and Historiography of Hypnosis
43
A Neodissociation Interpretation of Hypnosis
83
A Neodissociative Critique of Spanoss SocialPsychological
105
Individual Differences in Dissociation and the
144
Hypnosis as a Special Case of Psychological Regression
171
Anesis
197
A Nonstate
362
An Integrative Model of Hypnosis
397
The Social Learning Theory of Hypnosis
439
The Ecosystemic Approach to Hypnosis
467
INTERACTIVE
483
Hypnosis Context and Commitment
520
The Construction and Resolution of Experience and Behavior
542
Toward a SocialPsychobiological Model of Hypnosis
564

Accessing Hypnotic Responsiveness
241
A Communications Approach to
275
Hypnosis from a Dramaturgical and Narrational
303
A Sociocognitive Approach to Hypnosis
324
Themes Variations and Research Directions
601
Index
627
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About the author (1991)

Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Ohio University and has a private practice. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychological Hypnosis; a fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Applied and Preventative Psychology, and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; and a diplomate and member of the executive committee of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. In 1991, the Society for Clinical Hypnosis honored Theories of Hypnosis (co-edited with Judith W. Rhue) as best hypnosis book of the year. Dr. Lynn is an advisory editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and a North American editor of Contemporary Hypnosis. He has written or edited textbooks on abnormal psychology, hypnosis, and psychotherapy and has published more than 120 articles

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