Memory distortion following exposure to false information in hypnosis

Sheehan P.W., Grigg L. and McCann T. (1984) Memory distortion following exposure to false information in hypnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 93 3: 259-265. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.93.3.259

Author Sheehan P.W.
Grigg L.
McCann T.
Title Memory distortion following exposure to false information in hypnosis
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-843X
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0021-843X.93.3.259
Volume 93
Issue 3
Start page 259
End page 265
Total pages 7
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract 92 Ss preselected for hypnotic responsiveness on the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility--Form A were tested in strict application of the real-simulating model of hypnosis to examine the hypothesis that hypnotic Ss distinctively incorporate false material into their memories when that material is introduced after, rather than before, hypnotic induction. Both real (n = 46) and simulating (n = 46) Ss were either exposed or not exposed to misleading information after receiving induction instruction. Procedures for testing were otherwise identical to those adopted in an earlier study by the 1st author and J. Tilden (see record 1984-14147-001) in which false information was presented prior to hypnosis. Results confirm the hypothesis and show that hypnotic Ss differed appreciably from simulating Ss by incorporating more misleading material into their memory. Findings highlight the possibility of distinctive processing in hypnosis and implicate lowered critical assessment by hypnotic Ss of information they confidently accepted in the hypnotic context. (20 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword exposure to false information following hypnotic induction, memory distortion, highly hypnotically susceptible Ss
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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