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1st Edition

Hypnosis and Imagination

ISBN 9780415783781
Published August 14, 2018 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

The book's first three chapters-by Sheehan and Robertson; Wagstaff; Council, Kirsch, and Grant - conclude that three different factors turn imagination into hypnosis. The next three chapters-by Lynn, Neufeld, Green, Rhue, and Sandberg; Rader, Kunzendorf, and Carrabino; and Barrett-explore the hypnotic and the clinical significance of absorption in imagination. Three subsequent chapters-by Coe; Gwynn and Spanos; and Gorassini-examine the role of compliance and imagination in various hypnotic phenomena. Pursuing the possibility that some hypnotic hallucinations are experienced differently from normal images, the following two chapters-by Perlini, Spanos, and Jones; and Kunzendorf and Boisvert-focus on negative hallucinating, which reportedly "blocks out" perceptual reality. The remaining three chapters-by Wallace and Turosky; Crawford; and Persinger-pursue other physiological differences, and possible physiological connections, between hypnosis and imagination.

Table of Contents

In Memoriam to Nicholas P. Spanos

Preface Robert G. Kunzendorf, Nicholas P. Spanos, and Benjamin Wallace

Imagery and Hypnosis: Trends and Patternings in Effects Peter W. Sheehan and Rosemary Robertson

Compliance and Imagination in Hypnosis Graham Wagstaff

Imagination, Expectancy, and Hypnotic Responding James R. Council, Irving Kirsch, and Debora L. Grant

Daydreaming, Fantasy, and Psychopathology Steven J. Lynn, Victor Neufeld, Joseph Green, Judith Rhue, and David Sandberg

The Relation of Imagery Vividness, Absorption, Reality Boundaries and Synesthesia to Hypnotic Stress and Traits Charles Rader, Robert G. Kunzendorf, and Carlene Carrabino

Fantasizers and Dissociaters: Two Types of High Hypnotizables, Two Different Imagery Styles Deirdre Barrett

Breaching Posthypnotic Amnesia: A Review William Coe

Hypnotic Responsiveness, Nonhypnotic Suggestibility, and Responsiveness to Social Influence Maxwell I. Gwynn and Nicholas Spanos

Conviction Management: Lessons from Hypnosis Research about how Self-Images of Dubious Validity can be Willfully Sustained Donald R. Gorassini

Hypnotic Negative Hallucinations: A Review of Subjective, Behavioral, and Physiological Methods Arthur H. Perlini, Nicholas P. Spanos, and Bill Jones

Presence vs. Absence of a "Hidden Observer" during Total Deafness: The Hypnotic Illusion of Subconsciousness vs. the Imaginal Attenuation of Brainstem Evoked Potentials Robert G. Kunzendorf and Patricia Boisvert

Hypnosis, Imagination, and Hemispheric Laterality: An Examination of Individual Differences Benjamin Wallace and Deanna D. Turosky

Cerebral Brain Dynamics of Mental Imagery: Evidence and Issues for Hypnosis Helen J. Crawford

Hypnosis and the Brain: The Relationship Between Subclinical Complex Partial Epileptic-like Symptoms, Imagination, Suggestibility, and Changes in Self-Identity Michael A. Persinger



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Professor Robert Kunzendorf is an author who taught at College of Fine Arts, Humanites and Social Sciences at UMASS Lowell.