Ego receptivity and hypnotizability--two pilot studies: a brief communication
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Ego receptivity and hypnotizability--two pilot studies
Abstract: 

Ego receptivity has been described as important for the psychotherapy process and as a characteristic of hypnosis (Deikman, 1974: Dosamantes-Alperson, 1979; Fromm, 1979). Receptivity also has been associated with a measure of absorption (Tellegen, 1981). In the first pilot study with 6 dance/movement therapy students, higher observer ratings of receptivity were associated with greater hypnotizability (r = .79, df = 4, p less than .05, 2-tailed test). In the second pilot study, the correlation was replicated (r = .51, df = 12, p = .06, 2-tailed test) with 14 dance/movement therapy students. In the second pilot study, receptivity did not correlate with absorption. Receptivity and absorption, however, accounted for 54% of hypnotizability population variance in a step-wise multiple regression. Receptivity accounted for a unique part of the variance after the effects of absorption were removed. It was concluded that receptivity should be explored as a potential predictor of hypnotizability, and that a reliable scaled measure of receptivity should be developed.

Author(s): 
Goodman, L. S.
Holroyd, J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Int J Clin Exp Hypn
Publication Date: 
Apr-92
Publication Year: 
1992
Pages: 
63-67
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0020-7144
DOI: 
10.1080/00207149208409647
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 1582725

Turabian/Chicago Citation

L. S. Goodman and J. Holroyd. Apr-92. "Ego receptivity and hypnotizability--two pilot studies: a brief communication." The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 40: 2: 63-67. 10.1080/00207149208409647.

Wikipedia Citation

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