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hypnotizability

Definitions

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  • n. the ability to be hypnotized

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Susceptibility to hypnotization.

Etymologies

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From hypnotize + -ability

Examples

  • Hypnotic techniques can be used on all employees, to the extent that rank in the organization is equivalent to hypnotizability (according to the Stanford scale *).

    Strategy Concepts

  • "This theory, which explains hypnotizability so well, might explain mystical states, too," says Michael Shermer, director of the Skeptics Society, which debunks paranormal phenomena.

    Religion And The Brain

  • Charcot would ultimately come to believe that vulnerability to hysteria was the same thing as hypnotizability, which meant that a person had to be neurotic or at least have neurotic tendencies in order to be hypnotized.

    The Pawprints of History

  • Effects of hypnotic analgesia and hypnotizability on experimental ischemic pain.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Individuals vary greatly in their hypnotizability.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • It is most interesting in view of the "new" doctrine of the suggestibility or hypnotizability of ghosts.

    "Noh", or, Accomplishment

  • Cognitive differences in individuals also have a role in hypnotizability.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • While age is the clearest factor in determining hypnotizability, natural traits in an individual relating to imagination are significant reasons as well.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • A heightened sense of imagination, a tendency to daydream, the ability to deeply concentrate, and having an open mind all contribute to an increase in hypnotizability.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • An individual's level of hypnotizability is determined by a series of tests, starting with an 'induction ritual' in which a series of relaxations of the muscles and mind is performed.

    Serendip's Exchange

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