Memory distortion in hypnosis

Sheehan P.W. (1988) Memory distortion in hypnosis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 36 4: 296-311. doi:10.1080/00207148808410520

Author Sheehan P.W.
Title Memory distortion in hypnosis
Journal name International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-5183
Publication date 1988-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00207148808410520
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 4
Start page 296
End page 311
Total pages 16
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3603 Complementary and Manual Therapy
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3200 Psychology
Abstract This paper presents data from a programmatic series of studies that varied the range of conditions affecting potential increase of recall, memory distortions, and distortions of confidence during and following hypnosis. All the studies used a paradigm that exposed Ss to misleading information some time before memory was tested and applied procedures in the hypnotic setting to analyze memory performance in both recognition and free recall. Results from the program failed to demonstrate any increment in accurate memory due to hypnosis, and the accuracy of memory reports in hypnosis was at times significantly reduced. Further, hypnotic recall was distinctively distorted when false information was introduced after, rather than before hypnosis. Results were discussed in relation to the role hypnotic as opposed to contextual variables may play in explaining Ss‘ memory test performances, and some legal implications are drawn from the data.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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