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Author Barrios, Alfred A.

Title Understanding hypnosis : theory, scope and potential / Alfred A. Barrios
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 147 pages)
Contents Hypnotherapy : a reappraisal -- Overview of my theory of hypnosis -- Comparison with other theories -- Support for the theory -- Methodological shortcomings of many hypnosis experiments and how to prevent them -- How the theory leads to further understanding of a number of areas : the hallucinogens, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, biofeedback, learning theory, and the placebo -- How the theory also leads to natural explanations for religious phenomena -- Developing more effective methods of hypnotic induction and post-hypnotic suggestion -- The development of self-programmed control and its positive application in : education, welfare, medicine, industry, and drug rehabilitation
Summary "The book presents a comprehensive theory of hypnosis one that encompasses and may even surpass all previous theories. It is a rational scientific explanation of hypnosis that explains the hypnotic induction process as well as hypnotic and post-hypnotic phenomena in terms of principles if conditioning and inhibition."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-130) and index
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Subject Hypnotism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008050318
ISBN 1608766861 (electronic bk.)
9781608766864 (electronic bk.)