Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hypnosis is Never What You Think

In view of the current debate about the underlying nature of hypnosis,, it might be relevant to cite Professor Frank Pajares' excellent outline and study guide  for Thomas S. Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,"  which has recently been published in its fiftieth anniversary edition. Of particular relevance are Pajares' notes on Chapter V, X, and the chapters which follow it.

Kuhn was frequently cited by Ted Barber, the leader of the non-state view of hypnosis, which is currently expressed in Theodore R. Sarbin's "Believed- in Imaginings: The Narrative Construction of Reality (Memory, Trauma, Dissociation, and Hypnosis)."

i got a good laugh (and an invitation to lunch) at a meeting of the American Psychological Association when, with Barber in the audience, I announced that many of the old-time hypnotists would no doubt regard me as a "Barberian!"

As Shakespeare said in his play, The Tempest, "The past is prologue" -- or, as a New York cab driver reportedly phrased it, "Brother, you ain't seen nothin' yet!"