Trance logic and cue structure as supplied by the hypnotist

Sheehan P.W., Obstoj I. and McConkey K. (1976) Trance logic and cue structure as supplied by the hypnotist. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 85 5: 459-472. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.85.5.459

Author Sheehan P.W.
Obstoj I.
McConkey K.
Title Trance logic and cue structure as supplied by the hypnotist
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-843X
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0021-843X.85.5.459
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 85
Issue 5
Start page 459
End page 472
Total pages 14
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract Logically incongruous behavior was elicited in contexts that varied appreciably in the extent to which they cued Ss as to appropriate trance logic response. Independent sets of hypnotically responsive and unresponsive Ss were assigned to a real or simulating condition in application of the real-simulating model of hypnosis and tested under 1 of 2 cue conditions (high and low). These conditions either clearly communicated the hypnotist's intent regarding trance logic response (high cue) or did not (low cue). It was hypothesized that real and simulating Ss would be differentiated when optimal conditions for testing were maintained, that is, under the low-cue condition where intent was not communicated obviously. Data for 107 highly selected undergraduates challenge the validity of the double hallucination index as an adequate measure of trance logic but show high discriminative value for the transparency index. Detailed analysis of the behavior of both groups of Ss indicated distinctive properties of experience that highlighted the complex nature of hypnotic Ss' cognitive controls. (34 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword cue conditions from hypnotist as to appropriate trance logic response & real vs simulating condition, toleration of logically incongruous behavior, hypnotically responsive vs unresponsive Ss
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