Fantasizers and Dissociaters: Data on Two Distinct Subgroups of Deep Trance Subjects

  title={Fantasizers and Dissociaters: Data on Two Distinct Subgroups of Deep Trance Subjects},
  author={Deirdre Barrett},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={1011 - 1014}
  • D. Barrett
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Reports
This study delineated two subgroups of highly hypnotizable subjects. The first (n = 19) entered trance rapidly, scored high on absorption, and described hypnosis as much like their rich and vivid waking fantasy life. The second subgroup of 15 took time to achieve a deep trance, saw hypnosis as very different from any prior experiences, and were more likely to exhibit amnesia for both hypnotic experience and waking fantasies. 
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