Hypnosis and the influence of most recently perceived events

Sheehan P.W. and Dolby R.M. (1975) Hypnosis and the influence of most recently perceived events. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 84 4: 331-345. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.84.4.331

Author Sheehan P.W.
Dolby R.M.
Title Hypnosis and the influence of most recently perceived events
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-843X
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0021-843X.84.4.331
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 84
Issue 4
Start page 331
End page 345
Total pages 15
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract Tested the hypothesis that the expectancy of the hypnotist is especially significant in determining the nature of the response of susceptible Ss. Three studies were conducted, using a total of 126 undergraduates. Using E. G. Boring's ambiguous Wife/Mother-in-Law figure and procedures first isolated by W. Epstein and I. Rock (1960), unique waking conditions were established under which the events most recently seen, rather than what was expected, reliably influenced subsequent perception. The effects of these same conditions were then studied for task-motivated, hypnotized, and waking (imagination only) Ss in formal application of T. X. Barber's (1969) model of hypnosis. Results support the hypothesis showing that susceptible hypnotic Ss exclusively demonstrated expectancy rather than recency behavior in the trance test setting; however, Barber's task-motivation instructions were ineffective in reproducing the suggested response. (34 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword expectancy of hypnotist, nature of response in trance test setting, susceptible college students
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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