Recent research has begun to systematically define a personality trait, moderately correlated with hypnotizability, which represents a disposition for having episodes of "total" attention, termed absorption (Roberts. Schuler, Bacon, Zimmerman, & Patterson, 1975; Shor, 1960; Shor, Orne, & O'Connell, 1962; Tellegen & Atkinson, 1974). Although attempts to modify hypnotizability have been only partially successful (see Diamond, 1974), with test-retest reliabilities over a 10-year span found to be.60 (Morgan, Johnson, & Hilgard, 1974), the plasticity of absorption has never been explored.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Meditation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Classic and Contemporary Perspectives|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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