Previous research using stepwise regression analyses found self-reported hypnotic depth (srHD) to be a function of suggestibility, trance state effects, and expectancy. This study sought to replicate and expand that research using a general state measure of hypnotic responsivity, the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory: Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP). Ninety-five participants completed an Italian translation of the PCI-HAP, with srHD scores predicted from the PCI-HAP assessment items. The regression analysis replicated the previous research results. Additionally, stepwise regression analyses were able to predict the srHD score equally well using only the PCI dimension scores. These results not only replicated prior research but suggest how this methodology to assess hypnotic responsivity, when combined with more traditional neurophysiological and cognitive-behavioral methodologies, may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of that enigma called hypnosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hypnotism as a Function of Trance State Effects, Expectancy, and Suggestibility: An Italian Replication|
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 3 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Clinical Psychology