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ERIC Number: ED102436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
[An Investigation of Self-Hypnosis from a Variety of Methodological Perspectives. A Symposium].
Anderson, James W.; And Others
The four papers presented in this symposium provide the overall picture, the rationale, and the methodology for a study on self-hypnosis done at the University of Chicago. Methodologically, the main thrust of this investigation was introspective. The authors recognized the need for more careful criticism of the status of verbal reporting in hypnosis research. Careful consideration was given to: (1) the question of choice of subjects and their training; (2) demand characteristics in introspective study; (3) the status of data collection from the experience of a state of consciousness; (4) the development of a hermeneutic, i.e., a theory of interpretation devised to control the treatment of verbal reports; and (5) a system of intersubjective comparison. The state of development of this study necessitated that the study be primarily one of hypothesis generation; however, an attempt was made to preserve the unique nature of each subject's experience. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Large version of a paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)