Accession Number : AD0716481

Title :   Hypnosis and the Psychology of Cognitive and Behavioral Control.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Nov 70,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Zimbardo,Philip G. ; Maslach,Christina ; Marshall,Gary D.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Four experiments are reported which study various aspects of cognitive and behavioral control processes. The first study demonstrates the control over autonomic function--skin temperature--which is possible with hypnotic training. The next two studies explore the relationship between time perspective, time awareness and a variety of behavioral measures. The fourth study investigates the nature of emotional arousal and emotional plasticity. Hypnosis is used to help induce a state of physiological arousal while simultaneously creating amnesia for the cause of the arousal. The resulting condition of 'unexplained emotional arousal' is assumed to be the basic dynamic in a search for a rational explanation and the mechanism by which irrational explorations may be generated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPNOSIS, *BEHAVIOR), CONTROL, EMOTIONS, REASONING, TIME, BODY TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE