Sascha Starker

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Data are presented from a survey of 123 practicing psychologists in 36 states concerning attitudes and prescriptive practices with regard to self-help books. Tables are provided indicating those self-help works most frequently read and prescribed by responding psychologists, along with ratings of quality and helpfulness. Results indicate widespread(More)
Volitional auditory imagery and spontaneous imagery/fantasy are examined in schizophrenic vs. nonschizophrenic psychiatric inpatients. Imaginal aspects of schizophrenia are also studied with regard to concurrent presence or absence of hallucination. Comparisons of imaginal function between diagnostic groups and among hallucinatory subgroups turned up few(More)
This study investigates the relationship between individuals' styles of day-dreaming and the occurrence of two types of sleep disturbance: insomnia and nightmares. Ninety-nine college undergraduates responded to a questionnaire consisting of subscales from the Singer-Antrobus Imaginal Processes Inventory and scales measuring extent of sleep disturbance;(More)
College students were administered the Imaginal Processes Inventory and were asked to record their nocturnal dreams in a diary. The dreams of students selected as representing extremely different styles of waking fantasy according to the Imaginal Processes Inventory were analyzed with regard to bizarreness, emotionality, emotional polarity, and variety of(More)
This study investigates the daydream activity of psychiatric patients as measured by the standard retrospective questionnaire vs. a more immediate measure. It also compares the responses of psychiatric patients vs. college students to a daydreaming inventory. Factor analytic and correlative results show considerable consistency between the retrospective and(More)
The findings of behaviorally oriented research regarding the importance of cognitive-motivational variables in hypnosis are examined and some clinical and theoretical implications are explored. Hypnosis seems usefully conceptualized as a complex configuration or gestalt of interacting variables on several different levels, for example, cognitive,(More)