Although research and practice in hypnosis has seen unprecedented expansion, there has been a definite lack of inclusive and comprehensive surveys to aid the student and researcher. This collection of original chapters written by leading experimental investigators is the first work to offer a current state-of-the-art in hypnosis research. A compendium of the historical background, theories, issues, and trends in hypnosis, this volume represents all major experimental viewpoints while providing a virtual ""who's who"" in the field of hypnosis.The first two chapters (written by the editors) establish the current theoretical base of the field and review the historical background. Seventeen contributions focus directly on key aspects of present day hypnosis research. These contributions are organized as surveys of broad topic areas, descriptions in depth of individual investigator's programmatic lines of research, and reports on research within specific areas, especially those representing new viewpoints and holding promise for programmatic development. A final chapter develops questions for future research.Offering an inclusive survey of the field from its historical inceptions to its current and predictive state, this book presents many new ideas while updating established positions in research and theory. The vital areas covered in connection with hypnosis include: psychophysiology, creativity, dreams, imagination, suggestibility, simulator controls, cognitive activity, and ego-psychological theory. In addition there are chapters on hypnosis as a research method, the measurement of altered states of consciousness, and hypnotic programming techniques in psychological experiments. Hypnosis: Research Developments and Perspectives is written for researchers in hypnosis and clinical practitioners in medicine and psychology. The book will serve as a basic text in all courses in hypnosis at the graduate level.

part I|2 pages

Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

chapter 1|13 pages

Underlying Theoretical Issues: An Introduction

ByErika Fromm, Ronald E. Shor

part II|2 pages

Surveys of Broad Areas

chapter 4|30 pages

Hypnosis as a Research Method

ByEugene E. Levitt, Rosalie Hennessy Chapman

chapter 5|70 pages

Suggested ("Hypnotic") Behavior: The Trance Paradigm Versus an Alternative Paradigm

ByTheodore Xenophon Barber

chapter 6|33 pages

Hypnosis and Psychophysiological Outcomes

ByTheodore R. Sarbin, Robert W. Slagle

chapter 7|38 pages

Hypnotic Amnesia

ByLeslie M. Cooper

chapter 8|38 pages

Hypnosis and Creativity: A Theoretical and Empirical Rapprochement

ByKenneth S. Bowers, Patricia Greig Bowers

chapter 9|28 pages

Hypnosis and the Manifestations of "Imagination"

ByPeter W. Sheehan

part III|2 pages

Lines of Individual Research

chapter 10|36 pages

The Effects of Neutral Hypnosis on Conditioned Responses

ByWilliam E. Edmonston

chapter 11|28 pages

Hypnotic Programming Techniques in Psychological Experiments

ByGerald S. Blum

chapter 12|12 pages

Evidence for a Developmental-Interactive Theory of Hypnotic Susceptibility

ByJosephine R. Hilgard

part IV|2 pages

Individual Researches within Specific Areas

chapter 15|14 pages

Humanistic Aspects of Hypnotic Communication

ByPeter B. Field

chapter 16|16 pages

Hypnosis and Adaptive Regression: An Ego-Psychological Inquiry

ByDoris Gruenewald, Erika Fromm, Mark I. Oberlander

chapter 17|16 pages

The Contents of Hypnotic Dreams and Night Dreams: An Exercise in Method

ByErnest R. Hilgard, David P. Nowlis

chapter 19|34 pages

Hypnosis and the Psychology of Cognitive and Behavioral Control

ByPhilip Zimbardo, Christina Maslach, Gary Marshall

part V|2 pages

Anticipations for Future Research