Ronald Fish

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This paper proposes that the basis of marriage is the quid pro quo agreement, which must be recognized in any marital therapy. Symmetry and complementarity are reviewed as the two ways in which the three basic marital issues of power, intimacy, and boundaries are worked out in the quid pro quo negotiations. Implications for therapy are discussed.
Five experimental approaches to the resolution of the century-old Bernheim/Janet dispute and the issue of involuntariness or coercion (the classical suggestion effect) are presented. Four experiments are reported that follow one of the approaches: attempts to induce hypnotic subjects to resist suggestions made in trance. The design is one in which a(More)
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