ERIC Number: ED188072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Hypnosis in Educational Programs: Its Implications As an Educational Aid.
Although hypnosis has not been extensively used in education, a review of past research reveals five areas which might benefit from hypnotherapy: (1) motivation, (2) study habits, (3) concentration, (4) remedial reading, and (5) test anxiety. A questionnaire focusing on these areas was developed to determine the attitude of professional personnel toward hypnotism as an educational aid. Analysis of 61 of 100 questionnaires, mailed to Philadelphia school personnel and other professionals, found most respondents had little contact with hypnosis. Hypnotists surveyed favored hypnosis in public schools but were concerned with ethical standards. The other four major groups (administrators, principals, psychologists, and teachers) were in favor of hypnosis used experimentally, but with many limitations and as a last resort. Legal implications were a primary concern for all. The certification standards for hypnotists should be state-regulated. Educators and parents should learn more about hypnosis and the Board of Education should explore the problems and benefits of hypnosis. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best copy available. Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Sarasota, FL.