Hypnosis, false memory and multiple personality: a trinity of affinity

@article{Rieber1999HypnosisFM,
  title={Hypnosis, false memory and multiple personality: a trinity of affinity},
  author={Robert W. Rieber},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={003 - 11}
}
  • R. Rieber
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Psychology
  • History of Psychiatry
This paper presents a discussion of the relationship between hypnosis, false memory, and multiple personality. Since Morton Prince's classic case of multiple personality (Prince 1906), only two other cases rival Prince's original work (Thigpen and Cleckley 1957, Schreiber 1973) in popularity. This paper illustrates startling new material regarding the third most famous of multiple personality cases, that of Sybil. Tape recordings recently discovered document the fraudulent construction of… 

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