Myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and suggestion: Separating fact and fiction

@article{Lynn2020MythsAM,
  title={Myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and suggestion: Separating fact and fiction},
  author={Steven Jay Lynn and Irving Kirsch and Devin B. Terhune and Joseph P. Green},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={1253-1264}
}
We present 21 prominent myths and misconceptions about hypnosis in order to promulgate accurate information and to highlight questions for future research. We argue that these myths and misconceptions have (a) fostered a skewed and stereotyped view of hypnosis among the lay public, (b) discouraged participant involvement in potentially helpful hypnotic interventions, and (c) impeded the exploration and application of hypnosis in scientific and practitioner communities. Myths reviewed span the… 

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