Contemporary Hypnosis Research

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Erika Fromm, Michael R. Nash
Guilford Press, Aug 12, 1992 - Psychology - 591 pages
More than just an update of Fromm and Shor's classic work, Hypnosis, this important new work has been expanded to encompass the numerous advances that have been made in the field of scientific hypnosis. An ideal reference, the volume is a comprehensive resource on contemporary hypnosis research, methodology, and theory. Designed as a scholarly tool with the utmost usability for both researchers and clinicians, the volume's more than 2500 references are gathered into a large bibliography at the end of the book. This book will be of value to researchers and theoreticians in the field of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, as well as physicians, psychologists, social workers, dentists, and other clinicians who wish to gain a better understanding of the field.
 

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Contents

Explaining Individual Differences in Hypnotic
14
Context Phenomena
24
Summary and Conclusions
31
From Empiricism to TheoryDriven Experimentation
39
Physiological Stalemate
45
Cognitive and Perceptual Correlates of Hypnotizability
51
Reports of Nonvolition
58
Dissociation and Theories of Hypnosis
69
A Midstream View of the Neuropsychophysiology
227
Situational and Personality Correlates
267
The Hypnotizable Subject as Creative ProblemSolving Agent
292
Hypnosis and Subjects Capability for Imaginative Activity
300
Patterns of Imaginative Activity during
307
Hypnotic Responding Imaginative Activity
315
Conclusion
332
Relationship at the Level of Personality
340

Current Theories of Hypnosis
80
A Pragmatic Dissociation Interpretation
86
A Final Word
100
A SocialPsychological Approach to Hypnosis
102
An EgoPsychological Theory of Hypnosis
131
Pertinent Research Evidence
139
Conclusions
147
Proposed Shared Processes Underlying Hypnosis
154
Conclusions
168
Clinical and Experimental Approaches
174
Design Sensitivity
180
The Demand Characteristics Issue
189
Final Remarks
199
Relationship at the Level of Process
347
Relationship at the Level of Production
354
Analysis Technique
364
Stephen Kahn and Erika Fromm
390
The Experimental Findings and Their Implications
405
Daniel P Brown
427
The Measurement of Hypnotic Ability
459
References
491
Author Index
575
390
577
Subject Index
585
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Erika Fromm, Ph.D.is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and the Clinical Editor of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Erika Fromm is Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis, and the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychological Hypnosis. An honorary member of the Netherlands Society of Hypnosis, she has also been honored with awards from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychoanalysis. She has authored more than 90 scientific papers and has coauthored or edited six books, among them the classic text on experimental hypnosis, HYPNOSIS: Developments in Research and New Perspectives, HYPNOTHERAPY AND HYPNOANALYSIS, and SELF-HYPNOSIS: The Chicago Paradigm.


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