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ERIC Number: ED141773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 83
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Increasing Reading and Test Taking Skills with Hypnosis and Suggestion.
Cole, Randy Drue
This study investigated the effects of hypnosis on the learning of reading skills and academic skills. The general hypothesis was that hypnotic suggestions related to the curriculum of a course for improvement of academic and study skills would facilitate students' academic skill learning. Ninety-three male and female students enrolled in a course for the improvement of learning were used as subjects in the study. The subjects were randomly assigned to three groups: a control group, a group that listened while in a waking state to taped suggestions related to the course content, and a group that listened to taped suggestions while under the influence of hypnosis. Treatment was performed over a four-week period as part of regular classwork. Both pretreatment and posttreatment data were collected, and a simple one-way analysis of variance was performed on the change scores. Matched t-tests were also performed on the significance of pretreatment-to-posttreatment changes. Results indicated that suggestions made to students in a waking state or a hypnotic state did not facilitate academic skill learning significantly more than did class curriculum alone. Significant improvement was shown by all three groups in reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. (Author/GW)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University