You are getting very, very sleepy as you listen to the sound of my voice. How much do you know about hypnosis?
What happens during hypnosis?
- The subject is open to suggestions.
- The subject is unconscious.
- The subject is under mind control.
The term "hypnosis" comes from a Greek word that means what?
True or False: People who undergo hypnosis are under full control of their actions.
What are "post hypnotic suggestions"?
- positive suggestions for self improvement
- drugs used to boost hypnotism effects
- a nap you take following hypnosis
What is hypnotherapy?
- physical massage accompanied by mental relaxation
- drug-assisted hypnosis
- psychotherapy that uses hypnosis
What is a "mentalist"?
- a hypnotherapist
- a performance artist
- a con artist
When did psychologists first associate hypnosis with the potential for tapping into the subconscious mind?
- the early 18th century
- the late 19th century
- the early 20th century
A Scottish surgeon named James Braid came up with the word "hypnotism" as short for what other term?
- sympathetic system release
- brain massage
James Braid said that there were how many stages of hypnosis?
True or False: Stage hypnotism is ultimately the same thing as clinical hypnotism.
What is hypnotic induction?
- a sleeping pill
- a special type of metronome
- a process used to create the state of hypnosis
How did social psychologists Sarbin and Coe refer to hypnotism?
- It was basically meditation.
- It was role playing.
- It was mental fraud.
Why are pocket watches often used for hypnotic induction?
- They're visually arresting.
- They tend to tick very loudly.
- They have perfect balance.
True or False: Under the guidance of a trained practitioner, just about anyone can be hypnotized.
In what year was the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale developed?
How does a hypnotist know when a subject has been hypnotized?
- He snores softly.
- He responds to suggestions.
- His eyes close.
To what does "Braidism" refer?
- using relaxants to assist hypnosis
- using visual stimuli to induce hypnosis
- using physical restraints on hypnotized subjects
When did our modern notion of hypnotism first take hold?
True or False: Some people can cure bad behaviors with one season of hypnotherapy.
In Hypnotic Induction Profile, what's one sign that a person is fully hypnotized?
- Their limbs flop.
- Their eyes roll backwards.
- They are naked.
What is the placebo effect?
- snake oil
- a simulated medical treatment
Which trait shows that you might be more susceptible to hypnosis than most people?
- You rarely daydream.
- You speak to dead people.
- You had imaginary friends as a child.
True or False: No one really uses hypnotherapy for pain management.
What is NOT an example of "environmental hypnosis"?
- a scary horror movie
- a dull book
- highway driving
For about how long has hypnosis been used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy?
- since about 1950
- since about 1980
- since about 1910
In the 1840s, James Braid wrote about the similarities between hypnotism and what other activity?
- rigorous exercise
True or False: No one has ever been hypnotized and then permanently remained in a hypnotic state.
How did Sigmund Freud first react to the idea of hypnotherapy?
- He loved it.
- He was wary of the idea.
- He thought it was ridiculous.
What is "mesmerism"?
- slang for the first type of hypnotism
- hypnotism aided by crystal balls
- Mormonism involving hypnosis
To what did Franz Mesmer attribute many of the benefits of hypnosis?
- magnetic forces
- God's love