Accession Number : AD0732801

Title :   Final Report of Work Carried Out under Office of Naval Research Contract Nonr-4731(00), June 1, 1968 - May 31, 1971,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s) : Orne,Martin T.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The research has focused on several broad areas. (1) The development of techniques to permit a scientific investigation of hypnosis; (2) The detailed exploration of posthypnotic behavior, studying its duration, its effectiveness compared with other means of controlling behavior; (3) The effect of hypnosis on motivation and task performance; (4) The use of hypnosis as a means of controlling physical pain; (5) The search for reliable behavioral or psychophysiological criterion measures of hypnosis;(6) The alterations of mental functions that may be brought about by hypnosis; and (7) The investigation of hypnosis, suggestibility, placebo and other forms of social influence as techniques of persuasive communications.

Descriptors :   (*HYPNOSIS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THERAPY, MENTAL DISORDERS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE