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Instrumental Hypnosis: Putting Hypnosis to Work - PSY438

This unit examines the ways in which experimental hypnosis methods have been used by cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists to explore or 'model' clinical phenomena (eg, functional amnesia, clinical delusions, conversion disorders). We will discuss: the nature of hypnosis (its history, definition, measurement, and investigation); views about hypnosis and hypnotisability and their relationship to psychopathology; research methods in hypnosis (intrinsic and instrumental); and a selection of pathological conditions that have been or can be modelled by hypnosis. The class will involve videos of hypnosis sessions, analysis of journal articles, lecture/discussions and (if desired) visits to the Department of Cognitive Science Hypnosis Lab.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Psychology staff



PSY490 or PSY495

Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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