Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Lynn, S. J., Barnes, S. and Boycheva, E. 2010. Hypnosis. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
From the time of Mesmer, hypnosis has captured the attention of luminaries in psychology including Sigmund Freud, Alfred Binet, William James, Wilhelm Wundt, Clark Hull, and Ernest R. Hilgard. Today, hypnosis is well positioned within the mainstream of psychology. Researchers have debunked common misconceptions about hypnosis and identified important social and cognitive determinants of suggestibility, and clinicians have recognized the promise of hypnosis in treating an array of psychological and medical conditions.