The response set theory of hypnosis: expectancy and physiology.

  title={The response set theory of hypnosis: expectancy and physiology.},
  author={Irving Kirsch},
  journal={The American journal of clinical hypnosis},
  volume={44 1},
  • Irving Kirsch
  • Published 2001 in The American journal of clinical hypnosis
A recent exposition of the response set theory of hypnosis (Kirsch, 2000) contained incorrect and misleading figures. The correct figures illustrated a complementary relation between mental and physiological phenomena. The figures as published erroneously suggested that the author espoused epiphenomenalism. As shown in this corrected version, Kirsch proposes that mind states and body states be considered as two ways of viewing a single psychophysiological phenomenon. 

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