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autosuggestibility

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being autosuggestible.

Etymologies

auto- +‎ suggestibility (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The more we recognize the myriad symptoms in the hysteric patient as products of the emotional instability, of autosuggestibility and of inhibition, the more we understand the almost miraculous result of psychotherapeutic treatment.

    Psychotherapy

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  • "'It must ... be admitted,' he T. K. Oesterreich wrote, 'that civilized people show a high degree of autosuggestibility in certain circumstances. By way of example we may quote the peculiar psychic intoxication to which in certain places (e.g., Munich and Cologne) a large part of the population falls victim on a given day of the year (Carnival).'"
    —Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2006), 8

    February 18, 2009