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Hypnos and Psyche: How Hypnosis Has Contributed to the Study of Consciousness

Cardeña, Etzel LU (2014) In Psychology of Consciousness : Theory, Research, and Practice 1(2). p.123-138
Abstract
The field of hypnosis anticipated the current interest in consciousness and has contributed

in many ways to its conceptualization and research. This paper is divided into 3

sections. The first describes how hypnosis has enriched the study of alterations of

consciousness, considered as dynamic processes subject to important individual differences.

This section also considers how hypnosis offers an expanded but cautious

view of human potentialities, including the possibility of anomalous cognition. The

second section argues that descriptions of alternative selves or sets of mental processes,

central to the hypnosis literature, provide insights into contemporary discussions... (More)
The field of hypnosis anticipated the current interest in consciousness and has contributed

in many ways to its conceptualization and research. This paper is divided into 3

sections. The first describes how hypnosis has enriched the study of alterations of

consciousness, considered as dynamic processes subject to important individual differences.

This section also considers how hypnosis offers an expanded but cautious

view of human potentialities, including the possibility of anomalous cognition. The

second section argues that descriptions of alternative selves or sets of mental processes,

central to the hypnosis literature, provide insights into contemporary discussions of

dissociative and nonconscious processes and the constructive nature of identity. The

final section focuses on how hypnosis has emphasized sociocultural interactions,

helping illuminate the intersubjective construal of conscious experience. Far from being

an outdated set of theories, techniques, and data, hypnosis has much to offer to our

understanding of consciousness. (Less)
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Psychology of Consciousness : Theory, Research, and Practice
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123 - 138
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in many ways to its conceptualization and research. This paper is divided into 3<br/><br>
sections. The first describes how hypnosis has enriched the study of alterations of<br/><br>
consciousness, considered as dynamic processes subject to important individual differences.<br/><br>
This section also considers how hypnosis offers an expanded but cautious<br/><br>
view of human potentialities, including the possibility of anomalous cognition. The<br/><br>
second section argues that descriptions of alternative selves or sets of mental processes,<br/><br>
central to the hypnosis literature, provide insights into contemporary discussions of<br/><br>
dissociative and nonconscious processes and the constructive nature of identity. The<br/><br>
final section focuses on how hypnosis has emphasized sociocultural interactions,<br/><br>
helping illuminate the intersubjective construal of conscious experience. Far from being<br/><br>
an outdated set of theories, techniques, and data, hypnosis has much to offer to our<br/><br>
understanding of consciousness.},
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  series       = {Psychology of Consciousness : Theory, Research, and Practice},
  title        = {Hypnos and Psyche: How Hypnosis Has Contributed to the Study of Consciousness},
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  year         = {2014},
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