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Remembrance of hypnosis past

Kirsch, Irving; Mazzoni, Giuliana; Montgomery, Guy H.


Irving Kirsch

Giuliana Mazzoni

Guy H. Montgomery


The history of the most enduring experimental design in hypnosis research is reviewed. More than 75 years of research converge to indicate that: 1) all of the phenomena produced in hypnosis by suggestion also can be produced by suggestion without the induction of hypnosis, 2) the induction of hypnosis produces a relatively small increase in responsiveness to suggestion, and 3) hypnotic and waking suggestion are highly correlated, in many cases rivalling the reliability of the suggestibility measure. The importance of these data to both clinical and experimental hypnosis is emphasized.


Kirsch, I., Mazzoni, G., & Montgomery, G. H. (2006). Remembrance of hypnosis past. American journal of clinical hypnosis : official journal [of] the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Academy of Applied Psychology in Dentistry, 49(3), 171-178. doi:10.1080/00029157.2007.10401574

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2007
Publication Date 2007
Print ISSN 0002-9157
Electronic ISSN 2160-0562
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 3
Pages 171-178
Keywords Complementary and alternative medicine; General Medicine
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