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dc.contributor.advisorElkins, Gary Ray, 1952-
dc.contributor.authorKoep, Lauren L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:09:04Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:09:04Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.issued2012-11-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8495
dc.description.abstractHypnotizability of an individual is one factor that moderates the experience and effectiveness of hypnosis. However, the psychological components of hypnotizability are not yet fully known. Consequently the current study sought to increase what is known about psychological characteristics that may relate to hypnotizability. This study examined the relationship between hypnotizability, psychological mindedness, attitudes toward hypnosis, and expectancy of hypnotizability Also, potential mediational models relating psychological mindedness, attitudes toward hypnosis, expectancy of hypnotizability, hypnotizability, and stress and anxiety outcomes were investigated. Ninety-one undergraduate students were administered measures of: 1) hypnotizability; 2) psychological mindedness; 3) attitudes toward hypnosis; 4) expectancy of hypnotizability; and 5) current perceptions of stress and anxiety. Results did not reveal statistically significant correlations between psychological mindedness and hypnotizability or expectancy of hypnotizability. Consistent with the hypotheses of the current study, attitudes toward hypnosis and expectancy emerged as moderately-sized positive correlates of hypnotizability. When mediation models were investigated, only one of the proposed models demonstrated a significant total effect. The significant direct and total effects of the model indicated that psychological mindedness predicts changes in anxiety level after hypnosis. However, the nonsignificant mediated (indirect) effect demonstrates that this relationship is not mediated by hypnotizability. This finding may be viewed as a precursor for further research investigating the variables that predict changes in stress and anxiety after hypnosis.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectHypnosis.en_US
dc.subjectHypnotizability.en_US
dc.subjectPsychological mindedness.en_US
dc.subjectSuggestibility.en_US
dc.subjectHypnotic suggestibility.en_US
dc.subjectAttitudes toward hypnosis.en_US
dc.subjectExpectancy.en_US
dc.subjectExpectancy of hypnotizability.en_US
dc.subjectEstimated hypnotizability.en_US
dc.titleInvestigation of the relationships between hypnotizability, psychological mindedness, attitudes toward hypnosis and expectancy.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePsy.D.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentPsychology and Neuroscience.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience.en_US


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