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Influence of rapport on hypnotically induced pseudomemory


Sheehan, P and Green, VA and Truesdale, P, Influence of rapport on hypnotically induced pseudomemory, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101, (4) pp. 690-700. ISSN 0021-843X (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1037//0021-843X.101.4.690


Three studies examined the influence of rapport on pseudomemory. Study 1 tested eight groups of 22 subjects in a 2 (level of susceptibility: high, low) × 2 (state instruction: hypnosis, waking) × 2 (rapport: present, reduced) design, rapport being inhibited by the hypnotist criticizing subjects' performance. Pseudomemory was tested by a second experimenter who also criticized subjects. Study 2 varied level of susceptibility and rapport for 88 hypnotically instructed subjects where criticism was offered only by the second experimenter. Study 3 analyzed effects among 44 highly susceptible hypnotic subjects where the second experimenter refrained from criticizing subjects. Data indicated a significant association between rapport with the hypnotist and pseudomemory in cued recall, strength of pseudomemory being appreciably lowered when negative hypnotist rapport was reinforced by the person testing pseudomemory.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Educational psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Green, VA (Dr Vanessa Green)
ID Code:39243
Year Published:1992
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2006-04-05
Last Modified:2006-04-05

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