Factors influencing rapport in hypnosis

Sheehan P.W. (1980) Factors influencing rapport in hypnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 89 2: 263-281. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.89.2.263

Author Sheehan P.W.
Title Factors influencing rapport in hypnosis
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-843X
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0021-843X.89.2.263
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 89
Issue 2
Start page 263
End page 281
Total pages 19
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract The phenomenon of countering expresses the tendency of some highly susceptible Ss to favor the intent of the hypnotist when placed in a conflict situation where social influences of another kind dictate an alternative response. The present research explored the parameters of this objective index of involvement with the hypnotist to investigate the special relevance of rapport processes to the hypnotic setting. Rapport was manipulated in 5 different experiments with highly susceptible Ss (Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A), varying either the warmth or genuineness of the hypnotist. It was predicted from transference theorizing that countering would decrease in the negative context and increase in the positive one. Results confirm predictions for highly susceptible Ss tested in the former context but not the latter. In the negative setting, Ss were inhibited in their rate of countering, but maintained their previous level of response to the hypnotist when rapport was facilitated. Results highlight the relevance of interpersonal processes to theorizing about hypnosis. (32 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword variations in warmth & genuineness of hypnotist, rapport with hypnotist, highly susceptible Ss
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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