The effects of an educational lecture about hypnosis

Hawkins, Russell, and Bartsch, Joanna (2000) The effects of an educational lecture about hypnosis. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 28 (1). pp. 82-99.

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A group of 45 undergraduate students who had been exposed to an educational lecture about hypnosis were compered with a control group of 32 students who did not attend the lecture. Approximately nine months after the lecture, students were given a range of attitude and beliefs questionnaires together with the Harvard Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility. The results showed that lecture exposure was associated with significantly higher hypnotisability scores. No similar benefits to hypnotisability scores were found when previous experience of hypnosis to exposure to stage or television hypnotic performances were considered. The results were considered in terms of the mediating effects of attitudes and beliefs with a special focus on expectancy effects and the theory of reasoned action.

Item ID: 50946
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-2563
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 02:16
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