What , if Anything , is Regressed About Hypnotic Age Regression ? A Review of the Empirical Literature

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  title={What , if Anything , is Regressed About Hypnotic Age Regression ? A Review of the Empirical Literature},
  author={Michael R. Nash},
  year={2004}
}
The concept of psychological regression is an important one for the fields of developmental and clinical psychology. Many have cited the dramatic and seemingly compelling childlike performances of hypnotically age-regressed individuals as evidence that under some circumstances, it is possible for an individual to return to a developmentally previous mode of psychological functioning. la the present article, I review 60 years of empirical studies that have investigated whether there is a… 

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